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It’s not human nature to be good at everything. Everyone has areas of strength and using them well can give the most energy, satisfaction and potential for achievement. However, if we overplay a particular strength we start to lose out on its value. According to psychologist Alex Linley, it’s best to optimise our strengths by learning to ‘use the right strength, to the right amount, in the right way, and at the right time.’
If you’re interested in developing your strengths and using them to your best advantage, here’s a few suggestions based on the books of Alex Linley and Mike Pegg to help get you started.