People strong in Strengthsfinder Adaptability have the innate ability to switch direction quickly with little or no stress.

People especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.

one who is especially adept at accommodating to changes in direction/plan

The genius of your Adaptability talent begins with where you “live” in terms of your mind. You live in the present even the present moment. You are a right here – right now person. The genius of this perspective means that you can change and change quickly.  In fact, you not only deal with chaos, you get energized, come alive and get a thrill out of chaos as you “ride the wave” and quickly make the changes that chaos requires. This then points to another genius aspect of your Adaptability talent. You can learn and change so quickly.


You can tell a person strong in Adaptability by these attributes (source: Dr. Hulme, APU)

  • Live in the here and now
  • Have great focus and energy in the moment of need
  • Adjust easily
  • Go with the flow
  • Handle the unexpected well


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The basic premise of the book is “The reason that the the greatest leaders and people are successful is because they have a Mindset focused on growth.” In a nutshell, succesesful people believe that they can grow into being smarter, talented, and better.  What’s more,  they constantly look for opportunities to do so.

 Who moved my Cheese? asks the all powerful question that the adaptable people of the world usually answer with Who cares! Let’s go explore.

In this groundbreaking book, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. Harford argues that today’s challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt—improvise rather than plan, work from the bottom up rather than the top down, and take baby steps rather than great leaps forward.


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