There are themes that are misunderstood. Many times Command is seen from the negative side- bossy, dictator, etc. Harmony and Adaptability can often be seen as "soft." But those themes are called "Strengths" for a reason!
Significance falls in the misunderstood category. Often times, people associate this theme with being an attention hound or "all about me." After all, the definition is: "People who are especially talented in the Significance theme want to be very important in the eyes of others. They are independent and want to be recognized."
But that is not the power of Significance. It is the basement. That's what Significance looks like as an undeveloped Strength.
Significance is not about the limelight, it's about legacy. The desire to do important things in the eyes of others is what drives people to donate hospital wings, a charitable foundation and start a non-profit. It is the desire to be blessed to bless others.
I often sketch a "playlist" that each theme would listen to. "I Did It My way" or "I Wanna Talk About Me" describe barriers to Significance. The power is in: "Leaving a Legacy" and "We Can Make A Difference"! Significance allows you to sing a song like, "Imagine" and influence many people to see the world as a better place. It's not about building ego, it's about inspiring many people to do great things!
Significance is wanting to be appreciated for the work you do- that's not a bad thing. It's what drives you to do better next time, to push yourself, to influence more and more people.
What is amazing about this theme can best be described as a comparison to Competition. Competition watches others and gets better because of it. It strives to do better, push harder and achieve more than it's "competitors". Significance gets better when people are watching THEM. There is not a competition with others, it's a competition with themselves. They compare past presentations, performances, and strive to do better. The audience is their gauge.
My desire is that by these sketches, you will fall in love with the power and beauty of each Strength.
Rock Your Strengths!