Do You Know Your Own Capabilities?

Do you know your own capabilities and gifts or are you a little unclear? Another way of asking that question, if I asked you your top 5 abilities, would you be able to identify them? If not, don’t worry you are not alone and in this post, we will discuss more about capabilities and an idea about how you could identify your own.

Let’s get started…


Definitions of Capability and Capabilities

There are many definitions for capability and capabilities, including –

  • Capability – “the power or ability to do something” ~ Google, “the quality of being capable; ability” – the Free Dictionary and “a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job” ~ Merriam-Webster
  • Capabilities – “a talent or ability that has potential for development or use” ~ the Free Dictionary and “the quality of being capable; capacity; ability” ~


In the Speed of Trust, Stephen Covey uses the acronym T-A-S-K-S to refer to different dimensions of capabilities. He indicates –

T: Talents – your natural gifts and strengths.
A: Attitudes – your ways of getting things done.
S: Skills – your proficiencies or the things you do exceptionally well.
K: Knowledge – your learning, insights, understanding and awareness levels.
S: Style – the way you approach challenges combined with your personality traits.

Activity – What Are Your Capabilities?

After reading the above, you may like to start to identify your own capabilities and write them down on the worksheet below. You may also like to do some more research on capabilities and see what you discover.

Once you know your capabilities, you can then refine them, grow them or develop others. Totally up to you!

When you are ready to reclaim your courage and take the next step towards freedom and living whole-heartedlyyou are also welcome tjoin our Toolkit!


Reference –

Covey, S. (2006). The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. New York, USA: Free Press.


  • Lynn

    Reply Reply December 5, 2022

    I need to know my capabilities.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply December 7, 2022

      Hi Lynn – thanks for letting us know. We have coaching or mentoring sessions available that can help if you would like.

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