One of my top 5 Strengthsfinder themes is “Individualization,” which basically is interest in the unique characteristics of individuals. I am always curious as to what makes people who they are.
This week I read the book Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivationby Sally Hogshead, and it has an assessment that asks, “How Are You Fascinating?”
The book talks about 7 fascination triggers and there’s even an assessment you can take. Click here to take it. Do that first before reading the rest of this blog, as there are spoilers.
Hint: click on “advanced results.”
Here are my results.
- My primary trigger is Mystique, which is you ask a lot of questions but don’t give a lot of information. I thought that was interesting. I’m not trying to hide anything… it’s just hard for me to think of anything to talk about myself unless someone asks me questions! I wonder if it’s cultural as well…
- Secondary is Alarm. This one was a bit of a puzzler for me until I read the explanation that I’m sensitive to conflicts and deadlines. That’s the truth!
- Dormant trigger is Trust. It means I use this the least. Because I am creative type that is always trying new things, I don’t do things the same way time after time and kind of like unpredictability and change.
The book is really a business book that talks about how to implement these triggers into promoting your product, but I think it’s so facinating how people are so interesting in so many different ways.
My combination of Mystique and Alarm is 2.4% of the people who took the assessment. I wonder what the more common ones are?
Post a comment with what your results are!