CliftonStrengths®: Analytical® – The Objective Data Finder

by | May 12, 2019 | Strengths

CliftonStrengths® defines this theme as people who “search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.”

Facts are important

You need to know why things are the way they are. Impulsive or lofty actions or claims “just because” don’t go over very well with you. You may find yourself responding with a “really, why is that?” response.

Your logical and objective approach may come across as critical when you’re just trying to understand how it all fits together.

Emotional statements or “truths” from others without data backing that up do nothing for you. You won’t buy into others’ truths or take action without doing your own research and then determining your choice based on that data.

You need time to think

To sort out your thoughts, fact-find, and process the data. It’s important that the information you collect is pertinent and precise, and you may find yourself collecting information that is relevant to your life.

With your natural knack to find simplify the complex, you’re a natural at analyzing data objectively. Set aside time to think throughout the day.

You will question the information you come across from a logical perspective and look at all the factors that can affect any given situation.

You need proof

In fact, you dislike, even hate it if things aren’t or can’t be proven. What energizes you is data and facts.

You’ve got a rational mind and the ability to seek truth by understanding the components what other people define as an assumption and boil things down to the essence, cause & effect.

By uncovering the essential facts for excellence you are able to help others get clear on what that looks like and what it will take to achieve it as you drill down your research to the details.

You love data and facts

Working on projects that entail analyzing data or research to prove an idea will energize your strategic mind. You are internally guided by your mind.

Being accurate is important so it’s important to you that the data collected and analyzed is credible and relevant. Pulling data apart to see how it all connects may be part of the process.

You will ask questions to better understand what it will take to be excellent and how to achieve success, whether you’re on your own or on a team.

You can energize others that are seeking help by asking questions from a different perspective and help them gain clarity on what to focus and act on. You can energize yourself by investigating topics at hand continually.


Do you have Analytical® as one of your dominant talents? What topics are you currently researching?

Are you curious what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.

Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Analytical® HERE.

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