Woo – The Gallup CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Talent Theme

The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo talent theme is one of 34 unique talent themes in the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment.

A guide to understanding the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo talent theme

Gallup’s StrengthsFinder identifies the innate strengths of individuals. These variables are then improved upon to help them reach their highest potential. 

You may have the talent theme of Woo or know someone with the Woo talent theme. Understanding more about talent themes can help you strengthen your existing skill sets and improve interpersonal relations in both your personal and professional life. 

The Power Of The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo Talent Theme

Individuals with the talent theme of Woo are exceptionally skilled at Winning Others Over. They love the challenge of meeting new people and getting others to love them. They rarely find strangers intimidating. In fact, meeting strangers can be rather exciting for them. They’re always eager to learn about new people. While some people shy away from starting up conversations and setting up days to meet others, people with the talent theme of Woo are all up for it. 

What the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo Theme Loves

People with the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo talent theme love to go out and meet new people. They love getting to know strangers and winning them over. They love the process where they get to break the ice and learn more about others around them. They also have the innate ability to connect with others and generate positive responses from them. 

They love being in the middle of a crowd as that usually translates to endless opportunities of meeting people and making new friends. When people with Woo are placed in business settings and need to win over clients, they love the energy that they can derive from the adrenaline and satisfaction of both meeting and convincing others of their plans or strategies.

What The CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo Theme Hates

Individuals with the talent theme of Woo dislike interacting with people who don’t match up with their enthusiasm in knowing each other. This is, of course, because they dislike it when they are unable to win others over. They also dislike not being able to meet new people. They want to always meet someone new as soon as they can. Being stuck in a room or situation where they’re not able to meet new people can get them restless. 

They also dislike solitude. They need to be placed in social situations to be able to feel energised. They thrive when there are other people that they can interact with. As such, they also dislike being surrounded by people who are quiet and keep to themselves as they need the interaction with other people.

Woo’s Basement Behaviours

When the Woo talent theme is pushed too hard, others may find it hard to understand or work with them for various reasons. 

Here are 3 negative behaviours of Woo:

1)   Shallow – Individuals with the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo talent theme want to be able to meet new people as often as possible. They like to hold conversations and find opportunities where they’re able to win new people over. With their fiery energy to always make connections, they may come off shallow to others at certain times. Since they’re always jumping interactions from person to person, they don’t necessarily build deep relationships with most of them. This could make them seem shallow to others. 

2)   Fake – People with the talent theme of Woo have an incredible ability to meet new people and almost magically know what to say in order to draw others out. Sometimes, people who can Woo may come off fake to others too. This could be because they get so caught up with winning others over, that they pass the same or general comments that others don’t resonate with. This could result in them to come off as fake. 

3)  Inconsistent Personality Those who have the Woo talent theme are very people focused, evidently from their love for winning others over. However, when in its basement form, they could care too much about what others think about them as they try their best to relate to others. This may cause them to appear to have an inconsistent personality.  

Woo’s Best Contributions

People with the CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) Woo talent theme have the ability to form lasting impressions on other people as they can win others over with ease. They are always drawn to meeting new people and want to learn their names, ask them questions and find some area of common interest. This allows them to strike up a conversation and build great rapport too. In group situations, they are excellent members to have in a team as they can break the ice between new group members and form a bond of togetherness easily. 


StrengthsAsia has helped many individual and corporate clients all throughout the region in identifying and maximizing their talents, in driving engagement and increasing motivation in their work and life.

If you want to learn more about the 34 talent themes or discover how you can apply your talent themes in the areas of your work and your life, feel free to reach out to us here.

Reshma is StrengthsAsia’s content writer and research contributor. She enjoys spending her time writing anything from poems to screenplays, and everything in between. She also finds joy in reading novels, baking and catching movies with her family. Participating in creative activities helps her find inspiration and new ideas for her work.

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