People especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.

  • Needs on a team: To learn
  • As a Leader: Want to Improve
  • In Conflict: Focus on the process
  • Partner with: Activator
  • In academics: – loves the process of learning – honors classes will appeal, as will courses that challenge and stretch – will want to take classes that are interesting to them and may not care as much about meeting requirements – enjoy working with faculty or doing research with faculty – enjoys class discussions

At your bestBalcony: always learning, catches on quickly, interested in many things, finds life intriguing

 At your worts-Basement: a know it all, lacks focus on results, learns a lot – produces little, bookish

The genius of your Learner talent begins with the fact that you love to learn in many areas. It doesn’t matter to you what you are learning, just so that you keep on learning something each and every day. But the genius of your learning doesn’t stop there. You have thought a lot about the learning process. You know how you learn and you know what best contributes to you learning effectively and efficiently. This self-understanding provides a basis for understanding and helping others learn. With little effort, you can analyze the learning habits of others and think through how they can learn most effectively. Based on this understanding of the learning process in yourself and others, you can establish ingenious programs and services to help others become better learners, high achievers, and be better prepared for the future.


Action Plan Worksheet for LEARNER.

Discover your learning styles

Take the VARK learning styles inventory. VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences. These preferences are about the ways that they want to take-in and give-out information.

Worth Reading

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success




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Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance

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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