CliftonStrengths® defines the Learner® talent theme as people who “have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning rather than the outcome excites them .”
Life fascinates you
This theme is often symbolized by books. You may have a growing library or a collection of items related to an area that you’re exploring.
You’re curious, interested, open-minded, and competent.
You have a need for continual improvement with your excitement to learn new things, so you may want to place yourself in roles where you can be the early adopter and teach others.
You’re energized by the journey
For you, it’s not about the outcome; it’s all about the journey of learning. Whether it’s researching, reading, or exploring.
To you, learning is a life-long journey. Whether it’s reading or doing yoga, golf, or motorcycle riding, you’re enjoying it moment by moment.
You have a hunger to expand and learn and enjoy the learning process, there’s always something new to learn, even in the subjects you know a lot about.
You learn quickly
You shine when you’re learning new things. How you learn best can vary, reading, listening, doing, visual—you intuitively know how you learn best.
Your natural curiosity needs to be fed, so looking at how you can help people benefit from it could be one way.
You’re ongoingly in an inquiry in your chosen areas of knowledge, looking at how you can acquire more knowledge, in what areas, and why.
You’re happy when you’re on the cutting edge
You love being on the cutting edge and will follow the things that interest you. The thrill of learning new facts or diving into a new subject from beginner to pro.
You need exposure to new information and experiences. Surround yourself with people that stimulate that for you.
Trust your inner knowing on how you best acquire that knowledge. There are, after all many different ways to learn.
You need to continually improve
With your natural knack and interest in the process of learning, you naturally invest your time in areas of specific interest.
You thrive in dynamic work environments. Taking on a short-term project assignment where you’re expected to learn a lot in a short time period and then move on could be fun for you.
It’s not about becoming the expert; it’s all about mastering a new skill.
You can inspire others to learn
Investing in other people’s growth and development to help them be more effective in their roles comes naturally to you.
The partnership this can create where you both learn and share your experiences together forges a unique bond.
Being open to change, sharing where you are in your journey, and being honest with others that you are still learning will inspire others in their growth.
The saying “Life’s a journey, not a destination” describes the Learner® in a nutshell from my POV.
Do you have Learner® as one of your dominant talents? What are you currently diving deep into learning about? Please comment below; I’d love to know.
Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Learner® HERE.