You look for areas of agreement. In your view there is little to be gained from conflict and friction, so you seek to hold them to a minimum. When you know that the people around you hold differing views, you try to find the common ground. You try to steer them away from confrontation and toward harmony. In fact, harmony is one of your guiding values. You can’t quite believe how much time is wasted by people trying to impose their views on others. Wouldn’t we all be more productive if we kept our opinions in check and instead looked for consensus and support? You believe we would, and you live by that belief. When others are sounding off about their goals, their claims, and their fervently held opinions, you hold your peace. When others strike out in a direction, you will willingly, in the service of harmony, modify your own objectives to merge with theirs (as long as their basic values do not clash with yours). When others start to argue about their pet theory or concept, you steer clear of the debate, preferring to talk about practical, down-to-earth matters on which you can all agree. In your view we are all in the same boat, and we need this boat to get where we are going. It is a good boat. There is no need to rock it just to show that you can.
Shared Theme Description
People who are especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.
Your Personalized Strengths Insights
What makes you stand out?
It’s very likely that you might educate yourself about the basic facts surrounding certain types of issues or situations. To reduce the possibility of conflict, you may consider everyone’s point of view. Perhaps you help some individuals see where they are in agreement with others. Now and then, you can move specific individuals toward consensus — that is, a judgment arrived at by most of those concerned. Chances are good that you sometimes recognize that certain individuals appreciate your practical, straightforward, or realistic way of thinking. Perhaps you enjoy coming to the aid of people who value the fact that you treat them evenhandedly — that is, the same. Driven by your talents, you may be practical or realistic as you process ideas. Perhaps you think sequentially. You might appreciate projects that have simple steps or defined starting and stopping points. Sometimes you test your ideas with specialists who might be able to confirm their accuracy or usefulness. By nature, you occasionally search for plans, ideas, or techniques that have proved to be successful. You may be eager to share your practical insights with certain types of people, especially those who are at odds — that is, opposing or quarreling — with one another. Perhaps you can help a few of them move from a position of confrontation to one of general agreement. You might continue to look for ways to create calm or peace within some groups of people or between particular individuals. Instinctively, you may be a practical and realistic thinker when improvements must be made or things must be fixed. Perhaps your evenhanded approach assures individuals that you are not taking advantage of them or their situation. To some extent, this explains the calming influence you have on friends, family members, classmates,coworkers, teammates, or strangers.