Analytical

 
 
People especially talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the 
ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.
 
  • Needs on a team: To think critically
  • As a Leader: Assess situations
  • In Conflict: Can see all sides
 
 
A more detailed explanation from Gallup:
Your Analytical theme challenges other people: “Prove it. Show me why what you are claiming is true.” In the face of this kind of questioning some will find that their brilliant theories wither and die. For you, this is precisely the point. You do not necessarily want to destroy other people’s ideas, but you do insist that their theories be sound. You see yourself as objective and dispassionate. You like data because they are value free. They have no agenda. Armed with these data, you search for patterns and connections. You want to understand how certain patterns affect one another. How do they combine? What is their outcome? Does this outcome fit with the theory being offered or the situation being confronted? These are your questions. You peel the layers back until, gradually, the root cause or causes are revealed. Others see you as logical and rigorous. Over time they will come to you in order to expose someone’s “wishful thinking” or “clumsy thinking” to your refining mind. It is hoped that your analysis is never delivered too harshly. Otherwise, others may avoid you when that “wishful thinking” is their own.
 
 

The genius of your Analytical talent begins with the way your mind works as it automatically formulates penetrating questions. Your questions have a common theme in that they are always “truth seeking”. Your genius analytical questions seem to drill down with question after question until the truth is uncovered. Questions of “How you know . . . ?”, “Why?”, “What evidence do you have . . .?” and “Can you prove it . . .?” are constantly in your mind. But these questions only lead to the deeper aspects of your genius Analytical talent the ultimate genius of the Analytical talent involves the quality of your decisions, problem solving and planning capabilities. Armed with the information generated through your penetrating questions, you get to the rock-bottom issues that form a basis for the highest quality of real decision making, problem solving, and strategic planning. Moreover, your questions give you the facts and information needed for excellence in decision making and planning. 

Action Plan Worksheet for Analytical.

Worth reading:

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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