Have you ever seen those people who can walk into any situation or any environment both calm and excited?
Do you know someone who seems to really be okay with change… and even helps lead others through a change process?
Or that person who seems to not plan ahead, but always seems to get the job done.
These people may have the StrengthsFinder theme of Adaptability.
🌺 Definition Of Adaptability 🌺
Adaptability is the ability to live in the present, freely and willingly able to respond to the demands and changes of the moment.
When things change, people with the strength of Adaptability easily adapt and change—they are flexible.
They come most alive living in the moment.
Because of this, they might not see the future as a set plan or a fixed destination.
Some with StrengthsFinder theme of Adaptability would rather not plan ahead, because that would be too constraining or confining.
On the other hand, others with Adaptability need parameters or instructions first. Then they color in that entire space with their plans, options, and ideas that are very intentional and productive.
Think of water flowing down a mountainside — any rock is not an obstacle for someone with Adaptability, it is an opportunity to try a different path and smoothly flow around the stream with ease.
They do not really have to learn to change, they just do.
They can deal with just about anything that comes their way, and are very adept at handling the unexpected.
The more change the better because change keeps them moving.
Obstacles are just something they maneuver around. “No problem, now we can go this way. No worries, we’ll try this, now.”
They live life big, surprising others with their ability to reach beyond what is expected.
Consider the timing of this strength: some people with Adaptability change the most when they are in the moment, others may come to life the closer an event gets to them.