Thursday, December 10, 2009


Another one of my stregnths is "Woo"....ooooo

Woo stands for winning others over. You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidating to you. On the contrary, strangers can be energizing. You are drawn to them. You want to learn their names, ask them questions, and find some area of common interest so that you can strike up a conversation and build rapport. Some people shy away from starting up conversations because they worry about running out of things to say. You don’t. Not only are you rarely at a loss for words; you actually enjoy initiating with strangers because you derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection. Once that connection is made, you are quite happy to wrap it up and move on. There are new people to meet, new rooms to work, new crowds to mingle in. In your world there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet—lots of them.
Action Items
You can enter a crowd of people and easily know what to do and what to say.

You see no strangers — only friends you haven’t met yet.

Because you know so many people, some may believe that you form only shallow relationships. Others, however, will envy how quickly and easily you make friends.

You may be naturally adept in social settings. As you “work the room,” you come alive. Spend time every day interacting with a great number of people — it likely energizes you.

Consider being a peer leader for new-student orientation. You are especially good at helping new people feel comfortable.

Partner with Strategic, Learner, or Achiever talents to harness your “woo power” in academic tasks. A strategic use of Woo talents, for instance, can target your powerful energy toward the wisest use of your time and resources.

Learn the names of as many people as you can. In class, call your classmates by name to help them learn each other’s names and to build a sense of community.

Consider running for student government office. You are a natural campaigner. Understand, however, that you might enjoy the campaigning more than holding the office.

Your ability to get people to like you is very valuable. Use that talent to make positive changes in your world. In social situations, take responsibility for helping put more reserved people at ease.

Practice specific ways to engage others. For example, research professors before you meet them so you can find some common ground.

Make classroom discussions fun by using words that catch the attention of others.

Meet and greet the people in your classes.

Use your charm when asking difficult questions in class.

Study in places where there are many people, like the library or an off-campus bookstore.

Block off time for studying and reading with others.

Connect reading material to people you have met. This helps you get involved in the reading and not become bored, and you will better remember what you read and generate more insights.

Create a study group of people you do not know yet.

Schedule a time (at least twice a quarter) to visit your professors during office hours. Have them get to know you by name.

Start a conversation with your classmates to identify students with whom you can work, learn, and study.

Use your networking strengths every way you can. Prepare for class, exams, discussions, and papers with other people.

Join social groups and study groups.

Try to meet the professors before choosing classes.

Choose classes that offer opportunities to meet lots of people.

Ask fellow students for their opinions about classes you are considering.

Get involved in an activity or group that gives you the opportunity to connect with different people.

Balance your academics with extracurricular activities to keep yourself involved with people.

Run for an elected office. A person with exceptional Woo talents can quickly connect with people and create positive reactions.

Chair large social events. Turn on your charm to engage others.

Introduce yourself to a great number of people in a wide variety of jobs. This broad exposure will give you a more informed idea of possible careers, and it could provide you with important career and social connections.

Environments in which you can meet new people daily and have the opportunity to create a positive impression will bring out your best.

Environments that value the ability to persuade or sell likely will allow your Woo talents to flourish.

Avoid work environments in which there is little opportunity to extend your gregarious social nature.

Talk to entertainers, corporate trainers, sales reps, attorneys, and public relations specialists to see what they enjoy most about their work.

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