Discipline is fairly rare and is ranked 31 in frequency out of all 34 StrengthsFinder talent themes.
Discipline is most likely paired with the Responsibility talent theme at .42%. It’s least likely paired with Ideation at .00%.
People who are especially talented in Discipline enjoy routine and structure. They love precision and a detailed plan. They crave getting their ducks in a row.
They are described as organizers, planners, and architects. They have great structure and meticulous predictability. Orderly, perfectionistic and exacting.
When you look at discipline from the balcony perspective they bring us high productivity. They break down complex situations into simple steps. They promote efficiency, automation and organizational effectiveness. They decrease mental and physical clutter.
Who wouldn’t benefit from getting your ducks in a row?
Raw or immature discipline may appear mechanical or rigid, overbearing, almost obsessive compulsive.
They hate chaos and confusion. Likely resistant to change. Flying by the seat of their pants may create fear. Therefore they need to have their personal and professional ducks in a row.
Discipline say’s, I meet deadlines because it makes me feel good. Responsibility says I meet deadlines because it makes others respect me.
Even the Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 14:40, “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” There’s this place for order and discipline in our lives.
If you manage someone with Discipline, help them actively create checklists and management systems. Partner them with others who need better focus, follow through, and structure.
If you have the strength of Discipline, put yourself into organizations that lean on and appreciate your organization and discipline. Create automated systems and files that help yourself and others be more productive.
About the author: Brent O’Bannon coaches individuals, teams, and organizations as the first GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach in the world. He is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author and you can learn more at brentobannon.com.