A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to go to Gallup for StrengthsFinder training. It was life changing. I love being a Strengths Coach. Helping others discover and decode their individual Strengths profile is always exhilarating. I genuinely believe I get more out of most Strengths trainings than my trainees do! I love explaining how unique each person is and how important each person is on a team. I love helping teams discover how their teammates think and what each person has to contribute. "There are no well rounded people but you can have a well rounded team."
For me, part of learning about Strengths has involved a ton of self discovery. I am Input, Communication, Learner, Arranger and Responsibility. This is how I see the world. This is how I interact with my environment and the people I encounter. This is the way God created me and it is good. While my Strengths are amoral, I am not, my character is my own responsibility and it is up to me to be the best Input, Communication, Learner, Arranger and Responsibility I can be.
I want others to take me "as is." Here I am. I am not you. I am not her. I am me. I am not Futuristic or Empathy or Adaptability. I will never experience the world exactly like you do, and that is not a bad thing or a judgment of the way you see the world. It just is.
This is not a one way road. I will take you "as is" too. I will accept you for who you are and realize that you are not me and you do not think like me. I will celebrate you for who you are. God gave you your strengths on purpose. You are not a mistake. Your character is your responsibility and it is up to you to do the most with your Strengths. I will not judge you for your unique perspective.
I have some great friends who love me "as is" and allow me to return the blessing. For that I am truly thankful.