Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Life Long Learning with Strengths Finder 2.0

Angie here:
Strengths Finder 2.0 is a book with a test code to an online test on strengths. Suggested to me by Tosca Lee for my personal learning and growth, now I use it to build my characters too. (Congratulations to Tosca on her new release of Forbidden with writing partner, Ted Dekker.)

I used the code in the Strengths Finder 2.0 book to discover my top five strengths. Learner happens to be one of my top five. Fits well with being an author and speaker, don't you think? I'm constantly researching. Constantly. I get so curious that I'll pop open my laptop just to find the answer to whatever question crossed my mind right then. Then I keep going until I've exhausted my curiousity on whatever topic that might be. Life long learning is a way of being for me.

I wonder how that will pan out for the variety of forgetful illnesses out there? I understand people who do crossword puzzles, extensive reading, continual life long learning tend to preserve their mental capacities as they age. Wouldn't it be a cool study if someone were to single out Learners and determine if it's a strength that protects from senility, Alzheimer's, and other dementia type memory stealers?

In the meantime, do you like to learn new things?

Writers, have you tried using Strengths Finder 2.0 to help create characters?

3 comments:

  1. Hi Angie! Years ago it was believed that the brain fully developed at age 25. Meaning whatever synapses you had that was what you were stuck with. But not anymore! I just read That they are now seeing that we can create more synapses throughout life! So yes, continual learning will help! And it doesn't even need to be text book stuff, it could be using your opposite hand, driving home a different way, etc. Wonderful news right? :)

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  2. I've never heard of that tool before, Angie. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip,

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  3. So true, Eva. Part of recovery from strokes or head injuries is to create new brain pathways regardless of age.

    Dianna, you're going to love it!
    Angie

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