CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards
Learn how to communicate who you are, what you contribute and what you need to perform at your best with CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards.
Benefits of CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards
These strengths-based cards will help you:
- use and nurture your talents to achieve your goals, guide your decisions and improve your relationships
- understand different aspects of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes
- notice when others use their talents
- find the best complementary partners
CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards are a powerful learning tool for your personal and professional development, whether you have just discovered your CliftonStrengths or have been working with your strengths for years.
These cards will help you understand the decisions you make, the contributions you and others offer, and the partnerships you build.
With insights, metaphors and ideas for using them, CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards are a great resource that will enhance your conversations, relationships and life.
These cards are also a valuable tool for managers, coaches and anyone who is helping develop the strengths of others.
Focus on You
Review the CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards for your dominant talents to get ideas for how you can apply your talents to achieve your goals. Use them as flashcards for a daily reminder of the unique power and edge of your top themes -- and what makes you who you are.
Focus on Others
Find out more about other people’s talents too -- especially when they are different from your own. When you start to notice and understand talents in your friends, colleagues and team members, you can build stronger relationships, partner with them more effectively and celebrate their successes.
Identify the talents you need in complementary partners -- people who have strong talents that you don’t. To build great personal and professional partnerships, examine others’ unique talents and how they can complement and enhance yours.
When you purchase CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards, you’ll get a set of 37 cards including instructions and tips for using them. Cards are a convenient size and come in a plastic case.
The cards are color-coded according to the four CliftonStrengths domains and include six insight statements and a metaphor for each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes.
While each CliftonStrengths theme has its own power and edge, the 34 themes can be grouped into four distinct domains: Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building and Strategic Thinking.
Use these domains as a framework to think about how you contribute to groups or teams, how you work with others, and how you get work done.
The insight statements will help you think more deeply about what behaviors are natural to you based on your dominant themes:
- who you are
- what you might naturally do
- what you are likely to value
- what you might bring or contribute
- what you might need or require
Read the metaphor that describes each theme for another way to think about and understand the theme’s essence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment to use these cards?
Yes. We recommend that you complete the CliftonStrengths assessment to get the most benefit from the CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards. The CliftonStrengths assessment must be purchased separately.
Are the CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards available in a digital format?
No. While the CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards are not currently available in a digital format, we hope to release a digital format in the future.
What is the difference between the CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards and the CliftonStrengths Brief Theme Definitions Cards?
The CliftonStrengths Discovery Cards show you the differences and unique aspects of each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. These cards include the brief definitions of each theme as well as insight statements, metaphors, domains and ideas for using the cards to help you achieve your goals.
Each of the 34 CliftonStrengths Brief Theme Definitions Cards displays the brief theme description for one of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. The purpose of these cards is to better understand each theme.