Friday, April 17, 2015

What Happens If Someone On Your Team Has “Relator” In Their Top Traits / Strengths?

First and foremost, “Relator” when it is referred to as a trait or strength is a trademarked Gallup term.

This is one of 34 traits that according to Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, we all have within us.  What’s unique and fascinating about this particular trait and the other 33 traits on Gallup’s list is that while we all have Relator somewhere on our traits list, we all have Relator showing up at a different place on our list of traits.


A person who has Relator high on their list of traits is a person who appreciates close relationships with a small number of people.  They tend to be genuine and authentic people.
If you’re managing a person who has Relator high on their list of traits, you need to know that this person will appreciate you most as a leader if you schedule time for one-on-one interactions with them.

You’ll be hard pressed to get this person’s loyalty to you as their leader if you rarely communicate with them and/or if your communication is shallow and short on substance.

Turn the Coin Over

If you have someone on your team who has Relator high on their list of traits or strengths and you send them to a trade show, expect them to come back with business cards from the most valuable people they met at the show.  Don’t expect them to come back with the most cards of anyone who went to the show.  This person will determine who the most valuable players might be and they’ll strive to get to know that small group of people.'s Security Recruiter Blog