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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Analytical -- Seeking the Essence of the Matter -- Theme Thursday Season 1

On a recent Theme Thursday live webcast, we discussed the Analytical theme with Nate Dvorak, Gallup Researcher in Predictive Analytics. Nate's top five strengths are Individualization, Strategic, Ideation, Futuristic and Analytical.

Analytical seeks an objective understanding of the world from data and facts. People talented in the Analytical theme like accuracy and precision. They want to quantify and measure their work. Indeed, if something isn't measurable, Analytical will try to make it measurable. This theme extends beyond numbers and figures -- it can make vocabulary and communication more precise. People with Analytical seek the essence of a subject. They can easily identify patterns and root causes. Their mantra might be, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." 

As a researcher, Nate uses his Analytical strength all of the time. He explained that he continually asks himself, "What is the truth here? What is the heart of the issue or the solution?" Nate also enjoys prioritizing research projects and questions to find the projects that matter the most. He explained that he asks, "How can we best spend our time?"

Nate has Woo and Positivity in his top 10 strengths -- these themes are the least likely strengths paired with Analytical. Nate relies on his Woo and Positivity to build strong relationships with his colleagues, even when they might be intimidated by his Analytical eye. Nate explained that some people may take his comments as a personal critique, but that his relationship building strengths help maintain strong bonds with his co-workers.

To hear more about Analytical and how Nate uses it in his everyday life, watch the full video or listen to the audio above. To learn more about Analytical, watch the video below.

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