SE: Dependability

Dependability Youths especially talented in the Dependability theme keep their promises and show a high level of responsibility..

5 ways to develop dependability

  1. Use commitment contracts
  2.  Articulate what your sentence is and this will help you stay true to your north star
  3. Get and use a task manager
  4. Set a plan to take action every day on your goals. Track your progress using any number of apps. My personal favorite is Joe’s Goals.  
  5. being dependable comes from knowing your why

How to help students talented in Organizer…

  1. To take responsibility, one first needs to take psychological ownership. Let this person make choices rather than assigning him or her tasks. What are the projects this person would be excited about owning? Help him or her generate ideas about new and meaningful opportunities for responsibility. 
  2. Recognize and point out ways you see this person taking more responsibility than others the same age. Let this individual know why you appreciate his or her hard work, dependability, and trustworthiness. Could he or she earn some sort of recognition for how this sense of responsibility makes a difference?
  3. Trust this person with your ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Be aware that others share their ideas, thoughts, and feelings with him or her as well. Recognize Dependability talents by letting this person know that you are aware others count on him or her.


Trust is important to you, and you care about being seen as responsible and trustworthy. People count on you to do what you say you will do. When you make a promise, you mean to keep it. You like being chosen to be in charge of getting something done because you know it means others see you as dependable and trustworthy. Sometimes, being asked to do more is like getting a reward because it means people believe in you. Maybe you have special chores or responsibilities at home or at school. Whatever job you are given, you want to get it done. Some people might say you act older than other kids your age because you are so responsible. You can be a good example to other people. Earning the praise of teachers and parents for getting things done and doing what is right feels good to you. People count on you to do what you say you will do.

Support for students strong in dependability

Watch videos from Roadtrip Nation on Dedication
Read more about Growing the Strengths Explorer Theme of Dependability from Strengths School

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