How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination By Sally Hogshead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was incredible. It is similar to Strenth Finders in the aspect that it uses a quiz to find out your Strengths or as Sally Hogshead puts it, how you fascinate people. However, that is where the similarities end. Sally goes into detail on every aspect of the seven advantages she lists and then she digs in even deeper and find your second advantage to see how you can really draw people in and make a difference. I also felt after taking the quiz that she has been able to create a logarithm that does not allow you to pick the ending or manipulate the results In fact, I was slightly disappointed by what I received as my archetype. I have been able to manipulate quizzes my whole life thus giving me the incorrect answers as to how I live and what career I was destined for. (I don’t recommend using personality tools to decide your future. Humans weren’t meant to be put in boxes. These books and quizzes are meant as a tool to see things about yourself that you don’t see.) Realizing I had actually received an accurate description of myself I came to the conclusion that Sally really is onto something and she is digging deeper into the skill set that people have. She does not leave you hanging after you take the quiz as to what to do with the information that she has given you. Ms. Hogshead follows up with more information on your personality archetype and tips to use it to the best advantage in the workplace and at home.
If you were searching to understand more about yourself and how you can be a beneficial citizen in both your career and your home life definitely pick this book up. I recommended over Strength Finders and so far it’s been the best test with follow up and it doesn’t cost extra money every time you want more information. New information is included with book and the quiz code is in the book so one purchase and you get the whole thing. (I.e. Coaching in your inbox for free, more information on your word different advantages, tips on how to use your top advantage).

I am a Guardian. Surprise! The anthem is difficult to come up with even with recommendations from the book and website. At least I thought it was. I wanted one with pzazz that stands out from us Power, trust people. Seriously, we can be pretty bland, which those of you who know me, know I am anything but. So my list of anthems I am deciding from are Resilient Influence, Hardworking or Stable solutions. Real exciting I know, but true in most situations. Hope you receive as much insight as I did from this book, even if the mirror holds a side you hide.

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