CliftonStrengths®: Harmony® – The Diplomat

by | Jun 16, 2019 | Strengths

CliftonStrengths® defines this theme as people who “look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.”

You seek peace

Bringing people together and seeing what people have in common is one of your talents.

Creating harmony is one of your guiding values, so you will steer people away from the drama and focus on areas where you can all find consensus.

In fact, you hate the negative effects of friction, so you will avoid it at all cost.

You bring calm

With your focus on bringing people toward reconciliation, you will, in all likelihood, be seen as even-keeled and calm.

You listen to people’s needs and values so that you can guide people towards agreement and harmony.

You will, in all likelihood, step in early, long before there is an actual conflict, to avoid it. Yet have the capacity to be in negotiating roles even where there is a conflict.

You need agreement 

When there’s chaos around you, you’ll prefer talking about practical and down-to-earth matters that everyone can agree on.

You have a practical and pragmatic nature that helps you take clear and confident actions. You need to sustain productivity and not waste time on unnecessary debates.

Finding common ground while setting aside any judgments is one of your superpowers that will bring people together.

You need emotional balance 

Use your listening skills to see people’s values and express it to them generously. Share potential conflicts as soon as you become aware of them.

Creating diverse networks of people and experts from different backgrounds who are also intent on creating consensus will nurture your need to create peace and emotional balance.

A diverse network will create a win-win situation where you can source and be sourced by others.

The needs of the group as a whole come first.

Including you in the equation is important as you’ll easily give up your own needs in favor of what works best for the group. Trust your instincts and communicate your needs for peace.

Being in roles where you can steer people away from potential conflicts and create a shared vision will nurture your often kind and generous nature.

You’re the ultimate Ambassador who can thrive in negotiation roles and, as such, be the peace-maker behind the scenes of a global conflict resolution or organizer of the next peace rally.


Do you have Harmony® as one of your dominant talents?

Think and/or share about a recent situation where you created consensus and how you went about creating that.


Are you curious about 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 Harmony® HERE.


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