Talents are naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied. These talents exist naturally within you as predispositions and are not acquired.
A Strength is the ability to consistently provide a near-perfect performance in a specific activity. Strengths are the result of a combination of talent, knowledge, and skill working together in tandem to produce repeated excellence in a given task.
Strength Themes are the combination of similar talents clustered together. The Gallup organization has created the Clifton Strength Finder Assessment tool which identifies 34 clusters of talent that form signature themes in individuals. Each person has his/her own unique strength themes.
Knowledge is learning about our Talents, Strengths, and Strength Themes. We gain this knowledge through three elements which form the foundation upon which we build our skills necessary to master our strength themes. These elements are understanding, awareness, and appreciation.
by George Willock