People strong in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person. 

  • Needs on a team:
    • To meet people

  • As a Leader: Network with others
  • In Conflict: Keep people connected
  • Partner with: someone with a strong Relator or Empathy theme. This person can solidify the relationships that you begin.
  • In academics: – loves to meet new people – enjoys taking a variety of classes – enjoys new material and opportunities to meet people they wouldn’t otherwise meet – relationship with prof is important – group projects usually appeal

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The genius of your WOO talent involves the impact you can have on other people and the ease with which you can win them over. You have an incredible ability to meet new people and almost magically know what to say in order to draw others out. Other people love the attention you give them and the way that you can affirm a person so quickly. Of course you love the process and the challenge of meeting new people. And people love it when you connect with them. The genius of this talent is that you can not only quickly connect with people but you can be a catalyst in helping people connect with one another. Make no mistake about it, when you enter a crowd the crowd will be different because you were there. In fact, you have the capacity to transform a crowd of disconnected people into a group and this is no small accomplishment. 


  • At your best (Balcony): outgoing, people-oriented, networker, rapport-builder
  • At your west (Basement): fake, shallow, does not care about deep relationships

Worth reading

Pressence by Amy Cuddy

Go deeper

  • Using your strengths in school and college wth great ideas on building relationships, study techniques, class selection, and extra curricular activities. 

Listen to these podcasts

  • Theme addicts is a series created by UnleashStrengths to highlight the massive impact the StrengthsFinder assessment through interviews and disucssions. 
  • Lead through your strengths features many interesting guests and Career Q and A about leverage your strengths at work. 
  • Maximize Your Strengths features interviews and disucssion on developing your strengths. She really drills into each of the themes by interviewing real people on how a specific theme shows up in their lives. 
  • Called to Coach is a webcast resource for those who want to help others discover and use their strengths. We have Gallup experts and independent strengths coaches share tactics, insights and strategies to help coaches maximize the talent of individuals, teams and organizations around the world.
  • ISOGO TV promises a lot: So dramatically increase your energy and decrease your frustration at work, that you cannot help but take the Strengths paradigm home to your family. Fueling life-changing stories.
  • The True Strength Podcast by Ian Pettigrew (Kingfisher Coaching) features inspiring true stories of how people succeed through applying their strengths and being resilient. It often includes a Gallup StrengthsFinder profile.
  • If you are looking to identify and develop your strengths and talents, take calculated risks and make decisions, The Strengths Revolution with Steve Morgan will help your personal development, as well as helping you support your clients, employees, teams and wider organisations. Knowing your strengths will also support positive risk-taking and decision making as part of good risk management.


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