People exceptionally talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated with ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
I had a blast sketching this theme! I contacted a bunch of friends who are high in Ideation, and (OH BOY!) the ideas were rolling! I had to draw this one with combustible colors...because it reminded me of our brainstorming sessions! Ideas exploded like popcorn and fireworks! It was a water hose on full blast!
I got to watch this theme in its full strength and loved every minute of it!
This theme is in my Top 10 and I resonated with the ideas of being able to link ideas, spontaneous creativity and a pioneering spirit. I left the word "Idea" in Ideation blank because I just LOVE blank canvases! There are whole new worlds in a blank canvas... it's just begging for lively colors and visualization.
A person with high Ideation is fascinated by ideas. They can dig under a complex issue and discover a simple way to explain why things are the way they are. Looking at the world in unique ways is a joy. They love ideas because they can be profound, novel, clarifying, contrary, and bizarre. Most of all, they love to find new and creative ways to accomplish a goal.
Tips for People with High Ideation:
- Capture it: Find a way to capture your ideas so you can come back to them. Even this act can be creative: writing, recording...even sketching!
- Clarify it: Practice articulating your ideas. Get feedback from colleagues, family and friends, to make sure they are able to follow your train of thought.
- Cultivate it: Grow this strength. Learn how to focus and feed your Ideation.
Next week is my last theme in the StrengthsFinder sketches! The sketches are available in Top 5 prints as a limited edition. Packets are $99 for your Top 5, plus S&H. And very soon, they will be published as a book for Strengths Enthusiasts!