Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Restorative: The Problem-Solver



People exceptionally talented in the Restorative theme are adept at dealing with problems. They are good at figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.
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When most people see a problem, they run from it, but when those with Restorative see a problem, they run towards it. People high with Restorative are natural problem solvers. But this is more than just noticing a problem, those with Restorative can identify the root of it, as well as see what steps are needed to bring resolution. During this time of crisis or change, those with Restorative often will exert calmness, courage, and creativity. Because of this, those talented with Restorative are a great asset to any team. To honor these team members, ask their opinion on an issue you are facing and take their suggestions seriously when considering your options moving forward.


If you or your mentee has high Restorative, take some time to discern what types of problems you enjoy solving. You can help determine this by looking at the other strengths in your or your mentee’s top 5. For example, if you or your mentee also leads with Analytical or Intellection, maybe you enjoy solving math or word story riddles. If you also lead with Empathy or Harmony, maybe you enjoy solving relationship disputes. Once you have narrowed down your scope of problem solving, take steps to aim your strength by reflecting on which areas of life could you best apply this talent. Consider school, work, personal, or family issues: spend time identifying the root of the problem and then map out the next steps to resolve it.  

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