Do you know yourself well? A fun exercise


It all started with me trying to understand what I should do with my life, what my calling is. I realised I did not really know what I was good at. I sat down, I made a list, followed recommended coaching techniques, but it all felt forced and not objective enough.

So I decided to complete as many strengths surveys as I could. I’ve done Via Strengths (it’s free but I paid for a report), Strengthsfinder 2.0 (you need to buy a book with a code on Amazon) and Strengthscope through work. I discovered that my strengths were: 

  • Empathy, kindness, compassion
  • Creativity, ideation
  • Appreciation of beauty & excellence, self improvement
  • Strategic mindset
  • Developing others, connectedness, relator

Suddenly this blog and my interests made a lot of sense 🙂

Strengths are important because they are essentially the values that guide your life. And they help with big decisions, eg what to do for a living, what’s important, etc. Another fun way of getting to know yourself a bit better is an exercise in the picture above, which is a card from the Know Yourself card set from The School of Life. Grab a piece of paper, a pen, write what comes into your mind for each of the questions and read your answers once done – what do they tell you? Does it make sense? Any surprises?



About lolkin

the nomad of the Universe, sailing through the unknown, learning to be happy and give happiness back
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