Strengths Conversations (DW#978)

We have been discussing how the strength based concepts of positive psychology can have a beneficial impact on relationships.
One of the tools used when working with couples and families is strength based conversations. These happen after both people have taken their strength assessments.

Strength conversations allow couples to connect with one another on a deeper level and help understand what makes each partner tick.

Having a language of strengths to express yourself and see the unique qualities of your partner is crucial: it helps you realize, for example, that rather than there being a right or a wrong way to go about things, there are many different ways approaching issues and of living and being in the world.

For example, if your top strength is creativity and zest, you will likely approach an opportunity or challenge very differently than your partner whose top strengths are analytical thinking and self-regulation.

While you may leap at an opportunity, your partner may closely review the pros and cons before proceeding.

Without an understanding of strengths, can you see how a couple such as this might clash and argue about "the right way" to approach an opportunity?

Seeing each other through a lens of strengths however, it will be easier to understand the different approach. Having an understanding of each other’s strengths is also much more likely to result in synergy (when the interaction or cooperation of two or more people produces a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects) and cooperation.

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