Your Natural Strengths Assessment
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Your Natural Strengths Assessment

This questionnaire consists of 35 questions and will provide you with insights into your natural strengths and help you understand what elements influence your behaviour and the actions of those around you.

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Questions 1-12

Indicate how much you agree with each of the following statements.
Scale: 0=Totally disagree ... 7=Totally agree
Select the first response that comes to mind. No need to overthink it! Enjoy, be curious, and reflect later.

Questions 13-24

Great job. Let's keep going. No need to overthink your responses. Enjoy, be curious, reflect later.

Questions 25-35

Nearly there! Let's keep going!

Your results

Congratulations!

You have completed the questionnaire


Now it's time to analyse the results!

STEP 1: Review your scores

  • Review your scores for each of the 7 elements below and identify the element with the highest score. This is your natural strength - the one you should be using regularly (but not all the time).
  • Next, identify your second highest score. This is your second string - the one you could employ more regularly to give yourself a wider range of ways of interacting in different situations.
  • Finally, identify the element with the lowest score. This is  your weakest link - the one you avoid because it just does not feel comfortable or make sense to you.

Water

Earth

Sky

Consciousness

Air

Wood

Fire

STEP 2: Record your results

  • Select the elements corresponding to your natural strength, second string, and weakest link from the three lists below.
  • If you have identical scores for more than one element, don't worry. Just pick one. We'll explore details of all the elements on the next page.

My natural strength is...

Select the element with the highest score

My second string is...

Select the element with the second highest score

My weakest link is...

Select the element with the lowest score

STEP 3: Analyse your results

  • Click Next to learn more about your strengths and weaker areas and review each of the 7 elements.

Analysis

  • Below is a summary of the elements that contribute to your natural strength, second string and weakest link, based on your assessment scores.
  • You'll also find details of the other four elements below. While these elements do not represent your main strengths or weaknesses, a good understanding of all the elements will allow you to feel at ease with the full diversity of people you come across.
  • Click the Finish and Download button at the bottom of this page to complete the assessment and download your results and analysis for future reference. 


Your Natural Strength

Where else could you use your natural strength? When do you over rely on it?

Water

(Questions 1, 5, 9, 19, 33)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength flows with the element of Water

Freedom is one of your highest values and you really don't like it when your freedom is curtailed in any way.

You are very good at adapting to any situation and will make the best of whatever is available to you.

You would much rather be spontaneous and respond to whatever shows up with authenticity and vitality rather than have everything planned out in advance.

You find it difficult to choose one thing and commit to it to the exclusion of other possibilities.

You can be so adaptable, like a chameleon, that it is hard for others (and yourself) to know what you stand for.

You find it challenging to choose a direction and stick to it, without deviation or distraction.

Earth

(Questions 12, 16, 25, 26, 28)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength stands with the element of Earth

Your principal driver is to have a sense of stability and security.

You are most at ease with your feet firmly on the ground and a clear path ahead of you.

You avoid having too many choices or not knowing what is happening.

You are great at making people feel safe, that everything is handled or under control, not least because you have done your best to make sure everything has been taken care of.

You find it difficult to go with the flow without knowing upfront where the flow is heading and you would rather trust your own judgement than anyone else's.

You like things to be clearly planned out and not to have to think too far ahead.

Sky

(Questions 3, 11, 18, 21, 32)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength flies with the element of Sky

You are a visionary and see the world through different eyes than most people.

You like vast open spaces and losing your own limits to be part of something larger.

You would much rather listen to your own intuition or inner guidance than follow the rational, logical solution.

You find it difficult to put your vision into action because anything that puts your ideas into reality seems way too small or insignificant.

You can be so committed to your dream that it is challenging to communicate it to others in a language they will understand or follow.

Consciousness

(Questions 6, 10, 14, 20, 27)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength resonates with the element of Consciousness

Deep Awareness is something that comes naturally to you, taking into account all the different elements involved.

You are great at clarifying complex situations and bringing form and structure to something that is potentially chaotic.

Your greatest joy is a sense of oneness and feeling connected to everything.

You find it difficult to keep things simple, so that a clear action plan can be created and followed, without too many complications.

The danger is when you get stuck in your head, thinking, questioning, reasoning and justifying, rather than trusting you have understood the situation correctly.

Air

(Questions 4, 17, 22, 31, 34)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength breathes with the element of Air

Family, community and connection are your principal priorities over and above any other concerns. You are trustworthy, dependable and reliable - if you say you are going to do something, you will.

You would much rather do things with other people than by yourself and enjoy organising gatherings or events. You will put yourself out in order to help others and frequently put their needs higher than your own.

You are good at acknowledging others and are naturally empathetic, seeing the best in people and understanding them.

You have a tendency to give yourself away - to disempower yourself to make others feel good about themselves. You will tolerate being ill at ease, blaming yourself for any feelings of frustration or anger.

Wood

(Questions 8, 15, 23, 30, 35)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength grows with the element of Wood

Doing things your own way and being able to make a distinctive contribution is extremely important to you.

You are inherently creative - there are many forms of creativity. You like to find your own way to do things and to seek out new solutions to old problems. You are extremely skilled at bringing disparate people together and finding new ways to integrate them.

You would rather be part of something starting up rather than contributing to something that is already firmly established. You like working with materials to give them shape and form or working with people to bring them together forming something new.

You find it difficult to accept things as they are, to continue doing them as they were done before, or to rely on the structures already in place.

You have already moved onto the next thing before completing what you have already started and you are easily distracted by the next project.

Fire

(Questions 2, 7, 13, 24, 29)

Your score: /35

Your natural strength sparks with the element of Fire

Achievement is high on the agenda when it comes to deciding what to do or how to live your life.

You enjoy being in action, fully engaged in something, without distraction or interference.

You have a tendency to have many projects on the go at the same time, to make sure there is no risk of having nothing to do

You find it difficult to really rest - to pause between activities and give yourself the opportunity to really appreciate all the things you achieve.


Your Second String

Your can employ your second string more regularly to give yourself a wider range of ways of interacting in different situations How might this help you - to use your second strength in support of your primary strength?

Water

(Questions 1, 5, 9, 19, 33)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, you draw strength from the element of Water.

Freedom is one of your highest values and you really don't like it when your freedom is curtailed in any way.

You are very good at adapting to any situation and will make the best of whatever is available to you.

You would much rather be spontaneous and respond to whatever shows up with authenticity and vitality rather than have everything planned out in advance.

You find it difficult to choose one thing and commit to it to the exclusion of other possibilities.

You can be so adaptable, like a chameleon, that it is hard for others (and yourself) to know what you stand for.

You find it challenging to choose a direction and stick to it, without deviation or distraction.

Earth

(Questions 12, 16, 25, 26, 28)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, you draw strength from the element of Earth.

Your principal driver is to have a sense of stability and security.

You are most at ease with your feet firmly on the ground and a clear path ahead of you.

You avoid having too many choices or not knowing what is happening.

You are great at making people feel safe, that everything is handled or under control, not least because you have done your best to make sure everything has been taken care of.

You find it difficult to go with the flow without knowing upfront where the flow is heading and you would rather trust your own judgement than anyone else's.

You like things to be clearly planned out and not to have to think too far ahead.

Sky

(Questions 3, 11, 18, 21, 32)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, you draw strength from the element of Sky.

You are a visionary and see the world through different eyes than most people.

You like vast open spaces and losing your own limits to be part of something larger.

You would much rather listen to your own intuition or inner guidance than follow the rational, logical solution.

You find it difficult to put your vision into action because anything that puts your ideas into reality seems way too small or insignificant.

You can be so committed to your dream that it is challenging to communicate it to others in a language they will understand or follow.

Consciousness

(Questions 6, 10, 14, 20, 27)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, your natural strength resonates with the element of Consciousness.

Deep Awareness is something that comes naturally to you, taking into account all the different elements involved.

You are great at clarifying complex situations and bringing form and structure to something that is potentially chaotic.

Your greatest joy is a sense of oneness and feeling connected to everything.

You find it difficult to keep things simple, so that a clear action plan can be created and followed, without too many complications.

The danger is when you get stuck in your head, thinking, questioning, reasoning and justifying, rather than trusting you have understood the situation correctly.

Air

(Questions 4, 17, 22, 31, 34)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, your natural strength breathes with the element of Air

Family, community and connection are your principal priorities over and above any other concerns. You are trustworthy, dependable and reliable - if you say you are going to do something, you will.

You would much rather do things with other people than by yourself and enjoy organising gatherings or events. You will put yourself out in order to help others and frequently put their needs higher than your own.

You are good at acknowledging others and are naturally empathetic, seeing the best in people and understanding them.

You have a tendency to give yourself away - to disempower yourself to make others feel good about themselves. You will tolerate being ill at ease, blaming yourself for any feelings of frustration or anger.

Wood

(Questions 8, 15, 23, 30, 35)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, your natural strength grows with the element of Wood

Doing things your own way and being able to make a distinctive contribution is extremely important to you.

You are inherently creative - there are many forms of creativity. You like to find your own way to do things and to seek out new solutions to old problems. You are extremely skilled at bringing disparate people together and finding new ways to integrate them.

You would rather be part of something starting up rather than contributing to something that is already firmly established. You like working with materials to give them shape and form or working with people to bring them together forming something new.

You find it difficult to accept things as they are, to continue doing them as they were done before, or to rely on the structures already in place.

You have already moved onto the next thing before completing what you have already started and you are easily distracted by the next project.

Fire

(Questions 2, 7, 13, 24, 29)

Your score: /35

Although not your primary element, your natural strength sparks with the element of Fire

Achievement is high on the agenda when it comes to deciding what to do or how to live your life.

You enjoy being in action, fully engaged in something, without distraction or interference.

You have a tendency to have many projects on the go at the same time, to make sure there is no risk of having nothing to do

You find it difficult to really rest - to pause between activities and give yourself the opportunity to really appreciate all the things you achieve.


Your Weakest Link

What is it costing you to avoid this potential strength?
What would make this easier for you?

Water

(Questions 1, 5, 9, 19, 33)

Your score: /35

You avoid being in the unknown at all costs and hate surprises. This fear of the unknown severely limits your ability to be truly creative, to truly listen to others, to 'dance in the moment' with whatever shows up, to be able to deal with unpredictable circumstances or be effective in situations of rapid change.

Exploring the element of water, releasing the need to be in control or know all the factors, will give you the freedom to bring about change, be creative, listen to others and feel capable even when things are uncertain.

Earth

(Questions 12, 16, 25, 26, 28)

Your score: /35

You really don't like having to deal with the nitty gritty detail. This lack of attention to detail means that you can often get tripped up by small things, projects are left unfinished, vital steps in the process are missing or you don't have all the bits that you need to complete well.

By bringing a little more earth energy into your life you will be able to slow down, calmly assess what is needed, see what is unexpected and stay in the process until the project is truly finished.

Sky

(Questions 3, 11, 18, 21, 32)

Your score: /35

Preferring to deal with things that are real, tangible, verifiable, you avoid anything that feels intangible or far-fetched. This desire to stay with "what is", severely limits your ability to see "what could be", to explore alternative ways of doing things, listen to your inner guidance and follow your intuition.

By opening to sky energy, you have the opportunity to create a life that is more attuned to your deep desires, that engage in something much larger than you had imagined and play a more important role in other people's lives.

Consciousness

(Questions 6, 10, 14, 20, 27)

Your score: /35

You avoid having to cope with complex situations and would much rather just deal with things on a day to day basis. You get lost when people talk about things in an abstract way or ask you to reflect on things you don't yet understand.

Exploring the element of consciousness will assist you in integrating the wisdom of your body and the strength of your heart with the power of your mind. With all 3 working together, there is really nothing that can get in your way.

Air

(Questions 4, 17, 22, 31, 34)

Your score: /35

You are not really a peoples person and often find yourself on the outside of the group. You get easily frustrated or irritated with others when they don't get what you are asking of them.

Exploring the element of air and allowing yourself to be more open and trusting with others, will lift your spirits, bring intimacy and connection, make it easier to receive support from others and open the doors to living full of appreciation and gratitude.

Wood

(Questions 8, 15, 23, 30, 35)

Your score: /35

You avoid taking the lead or standing out by doing things differently. Your preference is to follow others and do things as they have been prescribed.

This severely restricts your ability to bring your own unique gifts to the table or express your own ideas with confidence. By exploring the element of wood everyone will benefit from your unique contribution and you will have the uplifting feeling of knowing you have truly been seen.

Fire

(Questions 2, 7, 13, 24, 29)

Your score: /35

You avoid having too much to do as you are easily overwhelmed when things get too busy.

Your fear is that you will not be able to cope, that you will do it badly, that all that effort will be for nothing and that it won't be appreciated anyway.

Giving yourself the opportunity to explore the element of fire and stepping into action without hesitation, will give you the confidence to try things out, to play with others in co-creating something, to be a beginner, to learn, grow and expand your playing field.


Explore the Other Elements

If you are curious, feel free to explore a summary of the other 4 natural elements. While these elements do not represent your main strengths or weaknesses, a good understanding of all the elements will expand your range of how you show up in different circumstances and allow you to feel at ease with the full diversity of people you come across.

Water

(Questions 1, 5, 9, 19, 33)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength flows with the element of Water:

Freedom is one of their highest values and they really don't like it when their freedom is curtailed in any way.

They are very good at adapting to any situation and will make the best of whatever is available to them.

They would much rather be spontaneous and respond to whatever shows up with authenticity and vitality rather than have everything planned out in advance.

They find it difficult to choose one thing and commit to it to the exclusion of other possibilities.

They can be so adaptable, like a chameleon, that it is hard for others (and themselves) to know what they stand for.

They find it challenging to choose a direction and stick to it, without deviation or distraction.

People whose weakest link is Water:

Avoid being in the unknown at all costs and hate surprises. This fear of the unknown severely limits their ability to be truly creative, to truly listen to others, to 'dance in the moment' with whatever shows up, to be able to deal with unpredictable circumstances or be effective in situations of rapid change.

Exploring the element of water, releasing the need to be in control or know all the factors, gives the freedom to bring about change, be creative, listen to others and feel capable even when things are uncertain.

Earth

(Questions 12, 16, 25, 26, 28)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength flows with the element of Earth:

Their principal driver is to have a sense of stability and security.

They are most at ease with their feet firmly on the ground and a clear path ahead of them.

They avoid having too many choices or not knowing what is happening.

They are great at making people feel safe, that everything is handled or under control, not least because they have done their best to make sure everything has been taken care of.

They find it difficult to go with the flow without knowing upfront where the flow is heading and they would rather trust their own judgement than anyone else's.

They like things to be clearly planned out and not to have to think too far ahead.

People whose weakest link is Earth:

They really don't like having to deal with the nitty gritty detail. This lack of attention to detail means that they can often get tripped up by small things, projects are left unfinished, vital steps in the process are missing or they don't have all the bits that they need to complete well.

By bringing a little more earth energy into their life, they will be able to slow down, calmly assess what is needed, see what is unexpected and stay in the process until the project is truly finished.

Sky

(Questions 3, 11, 18, 21, 32)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength flies with the element of Sky:

They are a visionary and see the world through different eyes than most people.

They like vast open spaces and losing their own limits to be part of something larger.

They would much rather listen to their own intuition or inner guidance than follow the rational, logical solution.

They find it difficult to put their vision into action because anything that puts their ideas into reality seems way too small or insignificant.

They can be so committed to their dream that it is challenging to communicate it to others in a language they will understand or follow.

People whose weakest link is Sky:

Prefer to deal with things that are real, tangible, verifiable. They avoid anything that feels intangible or far-fetched. This desire to stay with "what is", severely limits their ability to see "what could be", to explore alternative ways of doing things, listen to their inner guidance and follow their intuition.

By opening to sky energy, they have the opportunity to create a life that is more attuned to their deep desires, that engage in something much larger than they had imagined and play a more important role in other people's lives.

Consciousness

(Questions 6, 10, 14, 20, 27)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength resonates with the element of Consciousness:

Deep Awareness is something that comes naturally, taking into account all the different elements involved.

They are great at clarifying complex situations and bringing form and structure to something that is potentially chaotic.

Their greatest joy is a sense of oneness and feeling connected to everything.

They find it difficult to keep things simple, so that a clear action plan can be created and followed, without too many complications.

The danger is when they get stuck in their head, thinking, questioning, reasoning and justifying, rather than trusting that they have understood the situation correctly.

People whose weakest link is Consciousness:

Avoid having to cope with complex situations and would much rather just deal with things on a day to day basis.

They get lost when people talk about things in an abstract way or ask them to reflect on things they don't yet understand.

Exploring the element of consciousness will assist them in integrating the wisdom of their body and the strength of their heart with the power of their mind. With all 3 working together, there is really nothing that can get in their way.

Air

(Questions 4, 17, 22, 31, 34)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength breathes with the element of Air:

Family, community and connection are their principal priorities over and above any other concerns. They are trustworthy, dependable and reliable - if they say they are going to do something, they will.

They would much rather do things with other people than by themself and enjoy organising gatherings or events. They will put themself out in order to help others and frequently put their needs higher than their own.

They are good at acknowledging others and are naturally empathetic, seeing the best in people and understanding them.

They have a tendency to give themselves away - to disempower themself to make others feel good about themselves. They will tolerate being ill at ease, blaming themself for any feelings of frustration or anger.

People whose weakest link is Air:

Are not really a peoples' person and often find themself on the outside of the group. They get easily frustrated or irritated with others when they don't get what is being asked of them.

Exploring the element of air and allowing themself to be more open and trusting with others will lift their spirits, bring intimacy and connection, make it easier to receive support from others and open the doors to living full of appreciation and gratitude.

Wood

(Questions 8, 15, 23, 30, 35)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength grows with the element of Wood:

Doing things their own way and being able to make a distinctive contribution is extremely important to them.

They are inherently creative - there are many forms of creativity. They like to find their own way to do things and to seek out new solutions to old problems. They are extremely skilled at bringing disparate people together and finding new ways to integrate them.

They would rather be part of something starting up rather than contributing to something that is already firmly established. They like working with materials to give them shape and form or working with people to bring them together forming something new.

They find it difficult to accept things as they are, to continue doing them as they were done before, or to rely on the structures already in place.

They have already moved onto the next thing before completing what they have already started and they are easily distracted by the next project.

People whose weakest link is Wood:

Avoid taking the lead or standing out by doing things differently. Their preference is to follow others and do things as they have been prescribed.

This severely restricts their ability to bring their own unique gifts to the table or express their own ideas with confidence. By exploring the element of wood, everyone will benefit from their unique contribution and they will have the uplifting feeling of knowing they have truly been seen.

Fire

(Questions 2, 7, 13, 24, 29)

Your score: /35

For people whose natural strength sparks with the element of Fire:

Achievement is high on the agenda when it comes to deciding what to do or how to live their life.

They enjoy being in action, fully engaged in something, without distraction or interference.

They have a tendency to have many projects on the go at the same time, to make sure there is no risk of having nothing to do.

They find it difficult to really rest - to pause between activities and give themself the opportunity to really appreciate all the things they achieve.

People whose weakest link is Fire:

Avoid having too much to do as they are easily overwhelmed when things get too busy.

Their fear is that they will not be able to cope, that they will do it badly, that all that effort will be for nothing and that it won't be appreciated anyway.

Giving themself the opportunity to explore the element of fire and stepping into action without hesitation, will give them the confidence to try things out, to play with others in co-creating something, to be a beginner, to learn, grow and expand their playing field.


Download your assessment

I hope you have enjoyed exploring your natural strengths with this simple assessment questionnaire and learning more about the elements that drive us.

My Mind and Body Stillness Programme and 12-week Stillness in Action Programme are designed to explore in depth all 7 natural elements, enabling you to adapt better to different circumstances and feel more at ease with the full diversity of people you come across.

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