Hi, my name is Judith, and Command is one of my Top 5. To me, having the Command theme means I'm able to take control of situations as well as lead people towards achieving a common goal. People usually look to me for guidance as well.
I also enjoy directing others to what needs to be done, especially in chaotic situations. From the time I started schooling, I was always involved in key leadership positions like the Student Leadership Committee. Being a leader was never really a daunting task to me, because taking control of various situations and events was like second nature.
With my Command theme, I often find myself leading discussions. I'm also usually the one making decisions in very difficult situations, giving clear directions on the course of action as well as delegating the duties to other group members.
When working in groups, conflicts do arise. Unlike some, I prefer to face the conflicts head-on and settle disputes quickly. I tend to talk things out rather than lettings things linger. I also tend to bring up unresolved issues that people don't want to talk about or are avoiding.
I desire for people to keep things transparent with me, telling me exactly how they feel about me or the situation at hand even if they feel like it might hurt my feelings. To me, being straightforward and direct helps to bring a greater level of clarity and understanding of each other. This helps to build trust because we won't be hiding things from one another.
My friends tell me that I can come across as bossy or even scary at times because of my straightforward nature. I remember being a prefect at my primary school, and one of my close friends telling me that while she admired my ability to lead people, she found me too commanding and controlling sometimes as well. To grow in maturity, I realized I needed to consciously work on not appearing as bossy to others. I needed to find a balance between taking command as well as accommodating others' feelings.
With my Command theme, you can count on me to take charge, especially in chaotic situations, to give everyone a clear sense of direction and focus as well.
Presenting the StrengthsFinder 'Command' Talent Theme by Judith Tye from Singapore, part of an exclusive video series brought to you by Strengths School™ Singapore.