What are your strengths?

What comes easy to you? What gives you a sense of freedom and excitement when you do them?

Music, singing and dancing are my foremost ‘happy activities’. I love the creativity, self expression, discipline, and the underlying mechanics of it. I love looking into the math and science behind harmonics, sounds and biomechanics. There is so much beauty in the connection between what is expressive and what is technical! I enjoy appreciating things that are. When the colors of the trees are particularly striking against the sky, I stop and admire it. I make a note to appreciate a certain musical phrase that speaks to me emotionally and has excellent use of musical technique.

Solving problems, or puzzles, comes easy to me. You take some insurmountable thing/task and break it down. You break it down until you have a bunch of tiny individual, unique pieces, each with its own puzzle. You solve each mini-puzzle one by one. As you solve each piece, you can connect them. You build the picture. Organization discretization, and the ability to see how everything is related on the microscale, the macroscale, the emotional connection, etc are my strengths here.

So if I were to make a list of my strengths based on this entry..

  • Discipline
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • Creativity
  • Understanding
  • Expression
  • Honesty
  • Discretization
  •  Connecting real to theoretical, emotional to logical, micro to macroscale
  • Identifying aforementioned connections

The interesting one here is Expression. I’ve never really thought about it, but I’m very good at expressing myself. Via technical writing, music and dance, delegating, explaining, the list goes on. People noted how they could see the emotion behind my dancing. Professors noted how I can describe complex mechanisms and theories in a manner that is easy to understand. When I need to communicate something to an audience, I can do so elegantly and simply without undermining complexity. Huh.  I wonder what type of career this strength would lead to?

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