Top 5 CliftonStrengths
You are stronger than you know. Discover and maximize your most powerful natural talents with Top 5 CliftonStrengths. Use your unique access code to complete the CliftonStrengths talent assessment and unlock personalized results and resources for your CliftonStrengths 1-5.
- Unlock your Top 5 CliftonStrengths and basic strategies to help you apply them
- Discover what you naturally do best and how to develop and use your talents
- Gain confidence and empowerment by learning how your strengths can help you succeed
- Achieve more with concepts and strategies to help you manage – not fix- your weaknesses
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Top 5 CliftonStrengths reveal only my top five CliftonStrengths themes?
The CliftonStrengths assessment measures the presence of talents in 34 areas, or “themes.” The purpose of Top 5 CliftonStrengths is to introduce you to strengths by helping you discover your most dominant talents. Top 5 CliftonStrengths reveals only your top five CliftonStrengths themes so you can focus on your dominant talents. Talents are the “raw materials” for strengths development, and the more dominant the talent, the greater the opportunity for strength.
To discover the full complexity and power of CliftonStrengths, purchase CliftonStrengths 34 to discover your entire strengths profile.
What if I already have my Top 5 CliftonStrengths and want to see my full CliftonStrengths 34 profile?
If you have already taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and know your top five CliftonStrengths, you can purchase CliftonStrengths 34 Upgrade. This upgrade will unlock your CliftonStrengths 6-34 and give you access to your full CliftonStrengths profile as well as personalized reports and other resources.
You do not need to retake the CliftonStrengths assessment with this upgrade. When you purchase CliftonStrengths 34 Upgrade, you will receive a code that unlocks your CliftonStrengths 34 report and resources.
How long will it take to receive the access code(s) I purchased?
Gallup will email your access code(s) and instructions for redeeming your access code(s) within one business day of your purchase.
Can I take the CliftonStrengths assessment in any languages other than English?
Yes. The CliftonStrengths assessment is available in more than 25 languages. When you start the assessment, you will have an opportunity to select your preferred language.
The CliftonStrengths assessment and reporting are available in the following languages. Strengths Insight Guides are available only in select languages, as noted below.
Arabic (assessment only)
English (Great Britain)
Hindi (assessment only)
Spanish (Latin American)*
*Strengths Insight Guide available
What age level is the CliftonStrengths assessment appropriate for?
The CliftonStrengths assessment is recommended for individuals 15 years old and older.
How long does it take to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment?
The CliftonStrengths assessment takes approximately 45 minutes to complete on average.
Is the CliftonStrengths assessment timed?
Yes. The CliftonStrengths assessment asks you to choose between two paired statements. There are 177 total statement pairs. For each statement pair, you have 20 seconds to respond. This time limit and your unfamiliarity with the statements ensure the assessment’s accuracy by reducing the likelihood that you will overthink your responses.
If you have a reading disability, you can call Gallup Customer Support at 1-888-486-9104 to have the assessment timer disabled.
How do I distribute the CliftonStrengths access codes I purchased for multiple people?
You can distribute the access codes you purchase for others in a variety of ways through our platform’s code-management dashboard. You can invite individuals to complete their assessment by sending them an email from the system, or you can export a .csv file containing unique, one-time-use codes to send to each individual.
Can I retake the CliftonStrengths assessment? Will taking it more than once affect my results?
Gallup does not recommend taking the CliftonStrengths assessment more than once.
Our research confirms that your first completion of the assessment yields the purest, most valid and most revealing information. The assessment measures the presence of talents by presenting you with a pair of statements, then asking you to make a top-of-mind choice between the two. There is a 20-second time limit for each statement pair so you don’t overthink your responses, thus ensuring the accuracy of the assessment.
Gallup scientists have been studying strengths for more than 40 years, and they find that people’s talents do not change significantly throughout their adult lives. Retaking the CliftonStrengths assessment might reveal a different order for some of your themes, but typically, any changes would reflect a minor rearrangement of your themes -- not a major shift in your talents.
Can the CliftonStrengths assessment reveal whether I am in the right career?
Gallup designed the CliftonStrengths assessment for individual development. It is not intended to direct you toward specific professions or careers. Although certain CliftonStrengths themes appear to be consistently dominant in certain professions, you do not need to have dominant talents in certain CliftonStrengths themes to be successful in a given profession.
During our research, Gallup discovered that many individuals can excel in the same profession but have very different top five themes. The best way to use your CliftonStrengths to guide your career is to determine how to apply your unique CliftonStrengths profile to whatever role or profession you choose.