My Five Strengths: Contex

I have never imagined that my love for history is going to be one of my strengths. I once wrote in my journal how we all are blueprints planned by our parents. Strangely, this test mentions the word “blueprints” as well which I found quite intriguing. My theory is who we are, until a certain age, goes in coherent with our parents’ blueprint of us. Our development in life is the execution of this blueprint.

Strength – Context: People who are especially talented in the Context theme enjoying thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.

You look back to understand the present… The earlier time was a simpler time. It was a time of blueprints. As you look back, you begin to see these blueprints emerge… This understanding brings you confidence. No longer disoriented, you make better decisions because you sense the underlying structure. You become a better partner because you understand how your colleagues came to be who they are. And counterintuitively you become wiser about the future because you saw its seeds being sown in the past.

What makes you stand out?
Chances are good that you diligently examine past events. You find patterns that keep recurring. This information allows you to anticipate what can happen in the future. You grasp the meaning of George Santayana’s warning: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Driven by your talents, you really like to read about past events and the key people involved. By accumulating lots of knowledge regarding days gone by, you regularly anticipate the opportunities and pitfalls you are apt to face in the coming months, years, or decades. By nature, you create a vision of the future by unraveling what happened in the past. You strive to understand the what, when, who, where, how, and why of events. You are determined to create a framework of facts so you can put things in perspective. It’s very likely that you are quite intrigued by history’s significant events and people.
Information about global conflicts fascinates you. Because of your strengths, you are inclined to read about major wars. While some people find this topic boring or irrelevant, you are quite fascinated with it. Whenever you read about global conflicts, you feel impelled to collect more information. One book or article is likely to lead you to another then another. You experience the story of humankind unfolding before your eyes on the printed page.


2 thoughts on “My Five Strengths: Contex

  1. Yes, the test was pretty accurate.
    I used to read lots of Islamic history books before coming to the US. Here, I watch documentaries and World War II movies on Netflix, the European ones of course. They always have a different story than the average Hollywood version. The first time I heard of Ann Franklin I watched two different Series on Netflix 🙂
    I also like movies about Europe during the kings era. I know they have a name for it, may be, European Renaissance.

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