Home » Personal Strengths » Strengths Profile

Strengths Profile

The Strengths Profile four quadrant model

The Strengths Profile is a research-backed tool that helps us identify our key strengths, learned behaviours and weaknesses. It also helps us learn how to work with our strengths to create greater energy and engagement in our lives and work, and to achieve our goals and dreams. And best of all, it’s easy and fun to use!

What is a Strengths Profile?

A Strengths Profile is an online assessment tool that measures your performance, energy and use of 60 strengths. These strengths are the most common, global strengths that have emerged from over two decades of research.

After completing a Strengths Profile assessment, you receive a report with details of your Realised and Unrealised Strengths, Learned Behaviours and Weaknesses. This report has tips and strategies to help you get the most out of the information it presents.

What's involved in a Strengths Profile assessment?

In the assessment, you’ll answer 180 questions. It sounds like a lot, but they’re easy questions. Most people finish in 15-20 minutes. And don’t worry, there’s no such thing as a “wrong” answer!

You’ll the receive your report by email. You’ll receive either a summary of your top items (Introductory profile), or full results for all strengths (Expert Profile). They are split into four quadrants.

The four quadrants of the Strengths Profile model

The Strengths Profile model has four quadrants. They are:

  • Realised Strengths – things that you are good at, that energise you, and that you use frequently
  • Unrealised Strengths – things that you are good at, and that energise you, but you aren’t using frequently
  • Learned Behaviours – things you are good at, but de-energise you. You may or may not use these frequently.
  • Weaknesses – things you aren’t good at, and that de-energise you. Like Learned Behaviours, your use of these may vary.

By understanding what falls into each area, you’ll learn how to make the most of your Realised and Unrealised Strengths, and how to use them to support your Learned Behaviours and Weaknesses.

How do I interpret my Strengths Profile report?

The report contains your results, and useful information about how to work with each strength. But the real magic happens when you have an experienced coach work through the report with you. They will ask questions to help you think more deeply about your strengths, offer fresh perspective, and guide you to get the most out of your profile report.

I am an accredited Strengths Profile coach, and coaching with the Strengths Profile is one of my favourity things to do! Some of my Realised and Unrealised Strengths that make me a great coach are: Curiosity, Listener, Explainer, Narrator, and Legacy.

You can download the definitions of all of the Strengths Profile strengths directly from the producers of the Strengths Profile (click here to download the PDF)

Strengths Profile Accredited Practitioner logo; I am an experienced Strengths Profile coach

How can I get my own Strengths Profile?

I would love to help you to get your own Strengths Profile, and start exploring your superpowers! You can choose from a range of plans that are designed to help you get the most out of your unique Strengths Profile.

Know Your Strengths Own Your Strengths Hone Your Strengths

An Introductory Strengths Profile
One 45-minute debrief session
One 30-minute follow-up session

(valid for 3 months)

An Expert Strengths Profile
One 60-minute debrief session
Three 60-minute follow-up session

(valid for 6 months)

An Expert Strengths Profile
One 90-minute debrief session
Six 60-minute follow-up session

(valid for 12 months)

It's all taken care of for you!

When you sign-up for a Strengths Profile plan with me, I take care of everything, from setting up your assessment, to walking you through your report so you understand your unique combination of strengths, and helping you make the magic happen by identifying smart, strategic actions to use your strengths, and following-up afterwards to help you tweak your approach so you get the results you desire.

Ready to start your Strengths Profile journey?

There's no better time to discover your superpowers and find ways to bring more energy, engagement and achievement to your life.

Book your free discovery call now!

What are others saying about Strengths Profile?


If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message via my contact page.


  • Strengths Profile website
  • Biswas-Diener, R., Kashdan, T.B., & Minhas, G. (2011). A dynamic approach to psychological strength development and intervention. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6: 106–18
  • Linley, P.A. (2008). Average to A+: Realising Strengths in Yourself and Others. Coventry, UK: CAPP Press
  • Niemiec, Ryan M (2017) Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners. Toronto, Canada: Hogrefe Publishing
Scroll to Top