What are your hidden talents

Talent comes out - this is how you track down your hidden strengths

“What makes you proud when you think about it? What have you achieved particularly well so far? What were you particularly good at as a child? The talent is already in you. " Natalie Wintermantel, psychologist
In childhood it was still easy. We were given a clarinet and were sent to the music club, or we were allowed to wear pink leggings and let off steam while dancing jazz. At that time, the parents decided which supposed talents they saw in their offspring. Today, however, nobody wants to have to torment themselves through well-intentioned hobbies. Rather, the omnipresent optimization spirit urges us to finally get to the bottom of our inner values ​​and find the real me. But how can the actual strengths and that talent tickle out and which hidden personality parts could lie dormant in you? Let the tips mentioned here inspire you to discover your hidden talent or even several hidden talents.

Our tips

1Not all talent makes sense - figure it out yourself

The number plates catch your eye when cars are approaching, or when you check the receipt, the numbers add up by themselves? Perhaps you have a very analytical eye and it is easy for you to recognize and evaluate concise symbols, signs or abbreviations immediately. A new hobby or even a component of personality development cannot always be derived from self-awareness. But the more conscious one is of such small, hidden strengths, the more self-awareness can be derived from them. So give yourself space and be amazed at the previously neglected micro-abilities. Whether extraordinary seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling or hearing - such small talents may not enrich everyday life enormously, but they reflect the colorful facets of your inner life and are your very individual strengths.

The loving look from the outside - how friends and family members see you

Of course you are on the same wavelength as friends, fellow sportsmen or your own children. These dear people know you inside out and know how to assess your talents in a completely different way. They can provide clues as to whether a quirk is not just an annoying quirk, but perhaps a special skill. Your best friend could attest with a smile that the sense of order in the shoe closet is not an annoying pedantism, but a real talent for organization, which is also noticeable elsewhere in everyday life. Small children also have an eye for special skills. You can honestly see whether you are good at telling jokes, decorating cakes or singing carpool karaoke. Ask friends and family members from the gut which talents they appreciate in you and have so far kept secret. Make a resolution to show them something endearing too, and laugh at your common talent ticks.

3Weaknesses versus strengths - bridle the horse from behind

Almost all women find it easy to talk about their own weaknesses. Use this bad habit (for once) and make a list of your suspected mistakes. Then draw a vertical line behind the terms and set a positive comparison to each error. Cut off the list of defects and throw them away. Now you have a list of all possible skills that could be developed. In the near future, take an item on the list from time to time and put it into practice. You quickly notice how easy things are for you. Bit by bit, hidden talents can be discovered that were simply buried behind the negative self-image. Enjoy the rediscovered skills and promote them in a targeted manner in the future.

4With professional foresight - that is why it is worth asking your superiors from time to time

The job is always about optimization - of course, all strategy discussions are therefore continuously about facts and figures. But as part of a real talent search and self-realization, bosses should also address existing strengths. It is therefore worthwhile to schedule a specific appointment for this. Ask respected colleagues, team leaders or the bosses for a short, crisp statement about the talents they see in you. Communicate directly that it is not about adulation or that a subsequent salary discussion should arise from it. Many women are amazed at the advantages suddenly being mentioned.

5Lead yourself on the black ice - risk new ideas and be amazed at yourself

So far have you been absolutely certain that you will never have musical talent? Great, then take part in a one-day Gregorian choral singing seminar. Or have you avoided any kind of competition so far and scored more on the diplomatic floor? Then sign up for a self-defense course. Not every personality development follows a logical course. Sometimes hidden abilities have to be tickled out because they are hidden under a deep layer of one's own prejudices and self-clichés. Try new, contrary ways and surprise yourself.

6Get inspiration - how great women show you the way

There are biographies that you literally devour. Be it the life story of the famous actress, that of the creative cook or the memoirs of the elderly politician - character and vita exert a deep fascination. You intuitively compare yourself to the role from the book and long to get a taste of this area. Go ahead! Let yourself be inspired and go on a search for clues to get to know new spheres of yourself. If certain passages of the biography are particularly appealing, look for ways to try them out in your life as well. In this way, you instinctively discover your hidden talents. An animated self-realization develops, which was heralded by the great women of literature.

7Professional signposts - the trained eye from the outside

There is now a real industry all about exploring hidden talent. Especially in the field of human resources, coaches from various companies offer standardized psychological tests and discussions. Use such professional help and look for a trainer in the field of personality development who carries out knowledgeable and qualified coaching. Usually three to five individual lessons are enough to get a well-rounded and competent new picture of your actual strengths.

! Did you know ...

Talent is not based on genes, nationality, luck or fate. Rather, skills have to be sensed, developed and constantly practiced. Only then do certain nerve substances develop in the brain (myelin), which turn a weakness into true talent.

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