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Happy New Year! We are starting off the New Year with Self-Assurance!
Confidence! People who are especially talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right.
Self-Assurance is internally confident in the midst of external uncertainty. They will seek to exert influence rather than be influenced... so it (naturally) fits in the Influencing Domain. People are drawn to this Certainty!
You may hear a person with high Self-Assurance say things like, "I love being in control of my own destiny!" or "I hate others telling me what to do."
Self-Assurance will give a person confidence in a variety of jobs and volunteer opportunities. This person does not have a great need for direction or support from others, which makes them particularly effective in situations that call for independence of thought and action.
No one can tell you what to think. They can guide and suggest, but you alone have the final accountability for your decisions. This does not intimidate you. It energizes you. You are not easily swayed by someone else's arguments.
It's definitely an "ego" theme. Other words that could describe Self-Assurance would be: self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-governing, self-determined, self-control... hear the "self" in this one?!
It is most likely paired with Strategic. Least likely paired with Developer and Empathy (external in nature).
If you have high Self-Assurance, here are some action items for you to think about:
* Look for start-up situations with no rulebooks. You are at your best when you are asked to make many decisions.
* Seek roles in which you are charged to persuade people to see your point of view (leadership, sales, etc.)
Most of all: Trust your instincts!
You many not always know what you are talking about... but you always sound like it!