Figuring out what’s most important when it comes to self help, personal development, or self improvement can be tricky. Each person is different and no two people are at the same place in their lives. What’s a person like me to do when trying to help out?
Ask what you want to see, read, and learn!
So that’s just what I did. A few months back, I put a survey up as the first couple of questions at the beginning of the strengths test and ya’ll did an awesome job of getting me some good information! I have a much better understanding of what it is most people are looking for when it comes to making life better.
Sure, some of it may seem obvious, but since we’re all on different chapters of our personal development journey, you never can be too careful when it comes to finding out what matters most. Ready for the results? :)
The 12 Most Important Personal Development Topics:
I only had the survey up for a few weeks, but it looks like we had about 153 strengths test takers answer the optional survey questions. That was about 5% of all visitors to the test. So we didn’t get a lot of participation, but we did get some good data.
Now out of that 153, there were 128 good data points. The “Lord of the Rings” and less-than-nice answers were deleted. We have some VERY interesting people out there, folks. Overall, a relatively small sample size, but there’s still some good information to be had.
Here are the Top 12 Most Important Personal Development Topics:
- Confidence (10.2%)
- Career / Interview (7.8%)
- Motivation (7.0%)
- Communication (Listening, Public Speaking, Presenting) (7.0%)
- Strengths / Weaknesses (6.3%)
- Self Understanding (5.5%)
- Leadership (4.7%)
- Optimism / Positivity / Happiness (4.7%)
- Organization / Efficiency (4.7%)
- Families / Parenting / Relationships (4.7%)
- Purpose / Passion / Vision (3.9%)
- Assertiveness / Attitude (3.1%)
I’m not really surprised by what’s up there, but I am little surprised by some of the ordering. Good to know!
Oh and I did have some other good answers so I might as well include them here since you’ve read this far.
- Focus / Concentration (3.1%)
- Goals / Taking Action (2.3%)
- Health / Fitness (2.3%)
- Time Management (2.3%)
- Compassion (1.6%)
- Dealing with Difficult People (1.6%)
- Esteem (1.6%)
- Mind / Memory / Unconscious (1.6%)
- Religious / Faith Self Help (1.6%)
- Self / Skills Assessment (1.6%)
- Self Control / Will Power (1.6%)
- Accountability (0.8%)
- Balance (0.8%)
- Commitment (0.8%)
- Creativity (0.8%)
- Empowerment (0.8%)
- Entrepreneurship (0.8%)
- Expression of Feelings (0.8%)
- Guilt (0.8%)
- Presence / In the Now (0.8%)
- Retirement (0.8%)
- Strategic Thinking (0.8%)
- Stress Management (0.8%)
Health and fitness this far down the ranks?! Whoa… that was a big surprise for me. I guess people who are looking to figure out their strengths already have the health and fitness subject pretty well covered. Interesting.
Personal Development Topics Revealed
Keep that in mind when you’re reading over these results. The audience that is taking this test is probably not your average Joe and Jane. These are the real go-getters that are well on their personal development journey and are looking to optimize their life through their strengths and weaknesses.
Good information and I am very thankful for all of those who participated. I hope the information will be useful for you.
Got any good insights or conclusions from the survey results? I’m curious to hear your thoughts! Send me an email and let’s chat. Thanks!
And if you haven’t found your strengths and weaknesses, yet, then click on over and take it already! :)