I think everyone should take the StrengthsFinder 2 assessment. You have to buy the book. Then, you get a code you can use to take the assessment online. I really enjoy learning more about my strengths and weaknesses and how I can manage both for success. Here are my results, along with a statement from the book about what it means:
Strengthsfinder 2 – My Top 5
People who are especially talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.
People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.
People who are especially talented in the Maximizer theme focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something superb.
People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions.