Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Frequently Asked Questions Strengths Frequently Asked Questions


Strengths at Kalamazoo Valley – Troubleshooting

  1. arrow What if I have already taken StrengthsQuest in a class or at the Student Success Center? Do I need to take it again?
  2. arrow What if I forgot my username and/or password?
  3. arrow How much does it cost students to take StrengthsQuest at Kalamazoo Valley?


  4. Strengths in the Classroom

    If you are an instructor and would like to learn how you can use StrengthsQuest in your courses, contact Ken Barr Jr., Director of Student Strengths Development. He will arrange a meeting to discuss how to get started and provide you with resources to enhance your personal Strengths development.

    Email: kbarr@kvcc.edu
    Phone: 269-488-4436


  5. arrow What courses are currently using StrengthsQuest?

  6. Reports

  7. arrow What types of reports are available?
  8. arrow Why does the Clifton StrengthsFinder reveal only my top five themes?
  9. arrow Are my top five themes listed in a specific order?

  10. About Strengths

  11. arrow What is a strength?
  12. arrow What is the difference between a talent and a strength?
  13. arrow Can my talents change?
  14. arrow Are any of the themes opposites?
  15. arrow Can you build a strength through practice alone, or does it require some natural talent?
  16. arrow What is Gallup's position on strengths and weaknesses?
  17. arrow What resources do you offer for implementing Strengths on a campus or in the classroom?

  18. About the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment

  19. arrow Can the Clifton StrengthsFinder reveal whether I am in the right career?
  20. arrow On what personality theory is the Clifton Strengths Finder based?
  21. arrow What is the Clifton StrengthsFinder?
  22. arrow What is the research behind the Clifton Strengths Finder?
  23. arrow What does the Clifton StrengthsFinder measure?
  24. arrow Does the Clifton StrengthsFinder measure artistic talent?

  25. Demographics

  26. arrow Why is demographic information needed?
  27. arrow Have demographic comparisons revealed any differences in Clifton StrengthsFinder results among races, sexes, nationalities, or age groups?

  28. Taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment

  29. arrow Can I retake the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment? Can taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder more than once affect my results?
  30. arrow Can I take the Clifton StrengthsFinder if I have a reading disability?
  31. arrow Does the mood I was in affect my results?
  32. arrow What should I do if I am interrupted while taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder?
  33. arrow How do neutral responses to the Clifton StrengthsFinder affect my results?
  34. arrow Why is there a timer for each statement? What if I didn't have time to choose a response?
  35. arrow Why doesn't a "Both" option exist for situations when both statements describe me well, or when neither statement describes me well?

Student Strengths Development is Available at Both Campuses

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