Hi, my name is Gloria, and Connectedness is one of my core themes.
Connectedness allows me to see that I am where I am not by chance but for a larger reason. For example, I believe that choosing to study Geography will be useful for life in future and it was not accidental.
Connectedness also compels me to find ways to give back to society. This spurs me to want to undertake community involvement projects and have a career in public service.
My Connectedness theme also makes me believe that my faith is central in my life. Because of my Connectedness theme, I find that I'm able to draw links between events, concepts, and ideas and relate them all to the larger picture, and I enjoy making these connections. Linking together the things that I read about, my personal experiences, and integrating them together with what I learn at school excites me.
Additionally, when challenges come my way, I believe that things happen for a reason. My Connectedness theme thus allows me to have a hopeful outlook on life. To me, failure and setbacks have a larger purpose. Because of that, I find the positive lessons that I can take away from them.
When I study, I find that I can link the concepts that I learn to the realities of life, which helps me to understand the concepts in a deeper manner. I view studying as the way to prepare me for life, connecting the present to the future. This motivates me even when I am studying something that I do not enjoy.
For example, even though I do not like studying Mathematics, I knew that it could be a key skill set for the future. This motivated me to study it well. Some people are not sure how Connectedness can be a strength. I believe that it is played out in the choices that I make and the activities that I involve myself in.
This theme can be used in a concrete way, as in drawing mind maps and linking it to the topics that I studied in school. It shapes my worldview and helps me to have a positive and optimistic outlook in life.
All in all, you can count on my Connectedness theme to connect the dots and find the larger picture.
Presenting the StrengthsFinder 'Connectedness' Talent Theme by Gloria Pang from Singapore, part of an exclusive video series brought to you by Strengths School™ Singapore.