IHS 4 – The completers

Finishing

There is a saying, if you need to find someone to get something done, find a busy person. There is a reason for this. Busy people are often focusing on getting things finished. They often have a high number of talents that are focused on the area of achieving. I refer to these people as natural completers. They are naturally driven to complete things.

Natural completers are often very detailed people. One reason for this is that in order to finish tasks you need to work through all the details. Therefore the talents of natural completers often help them focus on the details.

One tool they often use, which can be helpful with the details, is to make lists. They often love to cross things off the list when they are done. For some when they complete something they get an energy burst which comes from a sense of satisfaction.

Getting through the lists of things to be done gives natural completers a great deal of energy. Many of them work long hours and they don’t really have days off. If they have a day off from work they need to get something done. It can be more draining for some if they are forced to stop getting things done.

When they are working well within a team, they will help lift the energy levels of the team. Some of them will bring order to things. They will help others keep focused on team goals and getting things done.

For all of us, our talents can be used positively or negatively. One way we use our talents negatively is to assume others have the same talents as us. For natural completers they can sometimes expect that others will have the same drive and energy to finish things that they have. They might expect other people to work the same long hours in an office they feel comfortable for them.

They might also expect others to be as detailed as they are. They also like  others to have lists.

In a church or ministry setting they can sometimes appear to be putting tasks ahead of people. The irony in this is the reason they are doing the tasks is for the benefit of others.

What about you? Are you a natural completer? Do you have some of this? Do you expect a lot of others?

What if you’re not? If you’re not, don’t fret. I will write about this in the next post.

About Nate

I am a strengths coach and Bible teacher. I love helping people find out their talents, how they operate, what is special about them and how they can most effectively use who they are. I also love helping people understand the scriptures and through that come to a better understanding of God. I blog about this on ontoxenos.wordpress.com I'm married and have two young children and together we try to follow what God has for us.
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5 Responses to IHS 4 – The completers

  1. I am one myself for sure Nate. It has it’s pluses and negatives. More pluses I believe. As I’ve gotten older I have mellowed and am quite content with it.

  2. Nate says:

    Reblogged this on Ontoxenos.

  3. ptl2010 says:

    Finishing well – let us aim for that and help someone in need of help to finish as well.

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