Deliberative person by Buckingham

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Marcus Buckingham et al in the book ‘Now, discover your strengths’ list and explain 34 different strengths that are possible.

While reading, one strength I found I seem to have is DELIBERATIVE. The book describes person with this strength as

You are careful. You are vigilant. You are a private person. You know that the world is an unpredictable place. Everything may seem in order, but beneath the surface you sense the many risks. Rather than denying these risks, you draw each one out into the open. Then each risk can be identified, assessed, and ultimately reduced. Thus you are fairly serious person who approaches life with a certain reserve. E.g. you like to plan ahead so as to anticipate what might be wrong. You select your friends cautiously and keep your own counsel when the conversation turns to personal matters. You are careful not to give too much praise and recognition, let it be misconstrued. If some people don’t like you because you are not as effusive as others, then so be it. For you, life is not a popularity contest. Life is something of a minefield. Others can run through it recklessly if they so choose, but you take a different approach. You identify the dangers, weigh their relative impact, and then place your feet deliberately. You walk with care.

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