Personal Strengths Defined (+ List of 92 Personal Strengths)

What are your strengths

One of the exercises we begin with asks the students to think about one of their best friends or someone they admire, and to write a list of all the personal strengths they believe this person has. Then they are asked to write a list of their weaknesses.

Almost every time, the strengths list is long and full of wonderful sentiments and statements, while the weakness list usually contains one or two things, or nothing at all.

Then we flip the exercise. Students are asked to repeat the same task, but this time write a list of personal strengths and weaknesses they feel they have. The results? The strengths list is minimal, while the weakness lists are double the length.

I’ve found that this isn’t something that goes away as we become adults and further develop our experiences and personal knowledge. So, how do we better acknowledge our personal strengths versus our personal weaknesses? And what is the importance of doing so?

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Personal strengths defined, personal weaknesses defined, why our personal strengths and weaknesses matter: the research, 5 symbols of mental strength, fortitude of character, 5 benefits of listing your strengths and weaknesses, 3 tools for measuring your personal strengths, professional strengths: ‘the big four’ for work, list of 92 strengths for resumes & cover letters, a take-home message.

One of the key contributions positive psychology has made is supporting individuals to reflect on, consider, and identify their core strengths to utilize them to lead a flourishing life (Boniwell, 2006).

Within positive psychology, personal strengths are defined as our built-in capacities for particular ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving (Linley, 2008). We all possess distinct character strengths that are associated with the six virtues of positive psychology theory (Seligman, 2002):

Over three years, Peterson and Seligman (2004) explored what personal strengths might look like and came up with the above list of 24 core strengths. They referred to these as character strengths and concluded the following:

Positive psychology helps us to acknowledge that we may be stronger in some areas and weaker in others, and that’s okay. It’s what makes us all unique. The point is to identify your pattern of strengths so that you can tap into these to live a more fulfilling life.

One of the other purposes of positive psychology is to bring our ideas of strengths and weaknesses into balance. Positive psychology traditionally took the stance that other areas of psychology have placed too much emphasis on pain, trauma, and negative emotions and experiences (Seligman, 2002).

With that in mind, positive psychology considers a weakness to be one of the 24 character strengths that you are lower in, rather than a full deficit of a strength in particular. Peterson and Seligman (2004) believe we each hold all of the character strengths within us, and understanding how each sits within our personal capacity allows us to respond and behave in more positive ways.

Positive psychology does not see weaknesses as ‘unfixable’ areas, and we can work to improve some of our less-developed character strengths if we wish to, through various positive psychology techniques and tools.

Understanding our strengths and weaknesses is important within positive psychology, as it forms the foundation for much of the theory and therapeutic work.

Encouraging children to become aware of their strengths helps them to develop more self-confidence and self-awareness, as well as a deeper appreciation and value for how each of us is different (Peterson & Seligman, 2004).

Further research has backed up the positive impact of encouraging individuals to explore and understand their character strengths.

Researchers believe we each have all the character strengths to differing degrees, and understanding how each sits within our personal capacity allows us to respond and behave in more positive ways (Peterson & Seligman, 2004).

Learning your strengths and shortcomings can be an integral part of your personal development. One way to identify your inherent strengths is the 15-minute VIA Character Strength Identification Survey.

This Values in Action (VIA) Survey is a leading assessment to highlight an individual’s character strengths (Peterson & Seligman, 2004). It measures 24 character strengths under six overarching categories: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence.

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Mental strength is the capacity to deal with various stressors or challenges when they arise and still perform to the best of your ability and personal strengths (Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002). Mental strength is another core foundation of positive psychology and something that can be built and developed over time with purpose and practice.

Positive psychology defines mental strength through the following attributes:

With personal strengths comes the balance of personal weaknesses, and the same is true with mental strength. If not practiced in alignment with personal strengths or without purpose, mental strength may change into its negative counterpart:

Being aware of this can help you to adjust where you notice an imbalance. Just as you might go to the gym to build physical muscle and give up bad habits to meet personal fitness goals, you can develop better mental strength through the right mix of behaviors and thoughts (Morin, 2017).

Fortitude; noun:

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Another term you might come across when exploring personal strengths within positive psychology is ‘fortitude of character,’ sometimes referred to as ‘strength of character.’

Similar to building mental strength, fortitude of character is the process of identifying, focusing on, and building your innate strengths over time. Alongside your strengths, fortitude of character advises focusing on the character strengths that assist you in overcoming challenging situations that you might be weaker in (Corbett, 2018). This could be assertiveness, courage, confidence, or justice.

This process does not happen overnight, and a purposeful, conscious practice is needed to regularly identify small daily actions that can lead to you building your fortitude of character. Each day will present new scenarios or situations in which you can practice.

Why List Your Strengths

Listing your strengths and weaknesses is a beneficial exercise that helps to motivate a range of positive cognitive and behavioral changes. Here are five to get you started:

1. Builds your self-awareness

Self-awareness is crucial in a variety of personal and interpersonal settings. When you spend time reflecting on and identifying your strengths and weaknesses, it allows you to consider the various situations where you shine and where you don’t.

This level of awareness means you can play to your strengths and seek support in situations where you are weakest.

2. Helps you understand other perspectives

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses also enables you to understand others’ strengths and weaknesses and increases your capacity for empathy (Abbate, Boca, & Gendolla, 2016).

Better self-awareness increases your confidence in your capabilities, resulting in reduced self-seeking and self-gratifying mentalities (Stephenson & Wicklund, 1983), freeing you up to listen to others and understand their perspectives.

3. Allows you to identify areas for improvement

Sometimes we might know intuitively where we need to improve, but never actually go one step further to proactively make those changes. Actively and creatively reflecting and problem solving around your strengths and weaknesses can motivate you to pursue improvements.

The process of writing these things down can instigate the identification of the micro-actions that can create the positive changes you might want to see.

4. Increases your positive vocabulary and positive self-talk

Another benefit of actively writing down your strengths is that it allows you to flex your vocabulary muscles and develop the language needed to talk positively about yourself. Self-talk is vital for our overall feelings of contentment. Positive self-talk has been linked to effective positive cognitive and behavioral changes (Tod, Oliver, & Hardy, 2011).

5. Greater appreciation for areas you may have previously undervalued

How do you know which aspects of yourself to value if you’re unsure what they are? Sometimes we view particular behaviors as negative or ‘weird’ when, in fact, they are linked to personal strengths.

Identifying your strengths and weaknesses also allows you to begin connecting them to specific behaviors and habits. In doing so, you can begin to decide which ones are beneficial and contribute to who you want to be, and which ones aren’t.

This process of listing your strengths and weaknesses isn’t a one-time exercise. Make sure you revisit your list often to review your progress. Your ideas of your strengths and weaknesses will almost certainly fluctuate over time, so this exercise can be great to see what direction you’re heading in.

How to find your strengths – Jay Shetty

Exploring your strengths can be an exciting endeavor if this is the first time you’ve considered them. Positive psychology has presented us with several valuable tools we can use to begin painting the picture of our strengths and weaknesses.

Here are three to get you started:

1. The VIA Character Strengths Inventory

Developed by Peterson and Seligman (2004), the VIA Character Strengths Inventory  is one of the most popular and fundamental ways to measure your personal strengths.

It is based on their 24 character strengths, around the six virtues. You can complete a short questionnaire, responding to a series of statements. Your results then rank the character strengths, from strongest to weakest.

It’s an excellent starting point and can be quite enlightening and surprising.

2. The Big Five Personality Test

The Big Five Personality Test is another excellent questionnaire to begin exploring your personal strengths.

Free to access and complete, it provides you with a series of statements and asks you to rank them from inaccurate to accurate as you feel they relate to you. The results then provide you with a score for the ‘Big Five’ personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

It is shorter than the VIA Survey and should only take around 10 minutes to complete.

3. The 300-Question Personality Traits Inventory

If you’re seeking to go in depth, this could be the questionnaire for you!

Consisting of 300 statements, this inventory asks you to rate your responses to each one from inaccurate to accurate as you feel it relates to you personally. The results then provide you with a detailed overview of your core character traits .

This inventory takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Professional Strengths

Many of our strengths can be translated well to the workplace and professional contexts, but it’s how we translate them and the language we use that transitions them from ‘personal’ to ‘professional.’

For example:

This reflection can be especially helpful when you’re considering which jobs might be right for you. Once you know your personal and professional strengths, you can start to reflect on job roles in this context and find ones that are the best match for you.

When applying for jobs where you feel unsure about which strengths to focus on, try asking yourself these four questions:

1. Is it relevant for the job?

This one is crucial. We often have a list of strengths and skills, but we don’t hone them down for relevance.

When weighing up whether to include a specific skillset, reflect on the job role itself and review the job description. Is the skill mentioned in the job posting? Will it be required for the role or add value?

If it is not relevant, do not include it.

2. Is it accurate and true?

Many employers state that one of their biggest annoyances is when candidates list skills that they don’t have. I often experience this with the students I work with, where they list a skill they know is relevant to the industry, but have little or no experience with themselves.

Make sure everything you list is accurate about you and provides a true reflection of your skill level. You will be asked about it!

3. Is it adaptable?

There will be certain skills we pick up in one role that are fully relevant and adaptable to another.

If you identify some skills that fit this profile, make sure you detail how the skill can be adapted to the new role or industry you’re applying to. Years working in a retail job will give you excellent communication and teamwork skills, which could adapt well to an office or administrative environment.

4. Can you provide examples?

Linked back to question number two, make sure that any skill you list comes with tangible examples of when you have used or  developed it. This is especially important if it is a skill listed in the job posting, as you will likely be asked about it in the interview.

One of the best ways to structure an example that focuses on a specific skill is the STAR technique. Here’s what that looks like:

Situation : Set the scene for your example, describing where you were working and what your role was.

Task : Provide details of what you were asked to do that demonstrates the skill you are seeking to describe.

Action : Paint the picture of what you did to meet the demands of the task and show your skill.

Result : Detail what happened as a result of your actions and skill.

Anyone who has ever had to write an application, resume, or cover letter knows that listing your strengths is crucial to demonstrate a personal and professional match for the role.

Most of us, however, get stuck at knowing how to articulate these strengths.

One of the core ways to begin identifying which strengths you should list or focus on is to read the job posting carefully, highlighting any keywords that stand out and particularly focusing on those that relate to the personal and professional requirements of the job itself.

Once you have this list, you can begin to create your own list that aligns as closely as possible. Having the language to do this helps a lot. We’ve compiled a list of 92 key personal and professional strengths that can be used for resume and cover letter purposes (List of Personality Traits, n.d.; Positive Personality Adjectives, n.d.; 638 Primary Personality Traits, n.d.):

Exploring and understanding our personal strengths and weaknesses can be a fulfilling experience. I know that when my students start working on this, I see a noticeable improvement in their confidence and the positive ways they begin to talk about themselves. They also acknowledge each other’s strengths, and this, in turn, creates a great classroom environment where we support each other.

I hope after reading this article, you’ll have found a starting point or a continuation for the ways in which you can explore your personal and professional strengths. If there’s one key message I’d like you to take away from this, it’s that this process is in no way narcissistic and can lead to some wonderful moments of self-discovery and growth.

I’ve seen my strengths and weaknesses develop over even a short amount of time as I focus on the ones I want to work on and improve.

After reading this, I hope you feel a renewed motivation to check in on your strengths more frequently.

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Hello! Nice article! I want to ask something. There was an interview with Professor Peter Clough where he rejected concepts of mental weaknesses. The opposite of mental toughness is sensitivity, he says. “Being a sensitive soul makes life more difficult for you, but it’s not a weakness or a personality flaw. You are normally on the creative end, and your highs are high and your lows are low, while the mentally tough person just grinds it out.” Having that said, how do we integrate the concept of mental weakness into “mental strength” if that is not the opposite of it?

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That’s a really great question and a difficult one to answer. If you do a search for “mental weakness” in Google Scholar, the results are pretty thin, so it sounds like Clough is right and that mental weakness isn’t a concept researchers have explored deeply. But I can see how sensitivity is likely the closest opposite. I suppose ‘weakness’ implies an absence of toughness — but what does that look like in terms of behaviors?

Sensitivity, presumably?

While I acknowledge this isn’t a concrete answer, I hope my response gives you some food for thought!

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There would seem to be a need for a “paradigm shift” (thank you, Dr. Kuhn). Maybe “mental toughness” and “mental weakness” aren’t opposites. Our semantic training makes us slaves to grammatical constants like “synonym”, or “antonym”; maybe mental weakness is a characteristic unto itself, and requires a new label or category. We should stop holding the concept of mental weakness up to the same “strength continuum” as mental strength.

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Identifying Your Strengths in the Admission Essay

Everyone has personal strengths, even if can't think of any right now! Here's how to find your greatest strengths and write about them in your admission essays.

by Dia Huth CollegeXpress Student Writer

Last Updated: Oct 6, 2020

Originally Posted: Sep 2, 2015

One year ago, I was exactly where you are right now. Okay, maybe I wasn’t sitting in front of your laptop, but I was working hard on my college applications, trying (sometimes desperately) to answer all of those tough questions: Where did I see myself in five years? Why did I want to attend this college? And, hardest of all, what personal strengths would I add to the college community? This last question came in many different wordings, but it was always there, and it was always the most challenging for me. Honestly, sometimes I thought I didn’t have any strengths!

Time for the good news: I did have strengths, and they helped me get where I am today—sitting in a comfy chair in the library of my dream university, to be specific. Time for the even better news: you can lock in on your personal strengths and achieve your college goals too. And we’re gonna start right now with some questions you can ask yourself to figure it all out.

What have you overcome?

You have to be strong to overcome challenges, and a good first step toward finding your personal strengths is to look at the obstacles you’ve faced in life. Perhaps you’ve struggled with a health problem, like a physical or mental illness, or maybe you fought against bullying in your high school . If nothing immediately comes to mind, look back at where you were a year ago, five years ago, 10 years ago. How have you changed since then? What lessons have you learned?

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “But, Dia, all the obstacles people talk about in essays are huge. I don’t have any of those.” And I know what you mean. You may have read some essays about people at the forefront of a natural disaster, or people learning how to walk or simply hold a pencil again. Those really are huge obstacles, and those stories are amazingly inspirational, but they aren’t the only ones out there. (In fact, admission counselors aren’t really looking for big, dramatic stories . They’re looking for genuine, because they just want to get to know you.)

I didn’t have a story like that—or so I thought. At first glance, I’m pretty much your run-of-the-mill girl. But I needed to zero in on my strengths, so my solution was using the “five years ago” trick. It allowed me to see a massive change in my life: I had made amazing strides in healing my social anxiety. That might not seem like much, but it was “huge” in my life. Your obstacle might be along those lines too!

Struggles come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe you overcame your stage fright to have a teeny tiny part in a school play like you’ve always wanted. No matter what kind of obstacle you’ve faced, coping with it shows your personal strength and drive. Think about how you have overcome that obstacle: did it require diligence? Courage? Persistence? Those are wonderful traits that you can highlight in your admission essay.

Related: Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

What do you enjoy?

The second way to find your strengths is a little easier. All you have to do is answer this question: If you could spend a day exactly the way you wanted to, what would you do? Think about the activities you instinctively turn toward when you want to relax or have a great time. These activities are “hints” at what your strengths are! Do you like to spend time with others? You’re social and might have strengths in communication. Do you enjoy volunteering? You like to help others , which shows compassion. Do you like to read or write? That shows potential in English skills as well as strengths like diligence and organization. Sports can show teamwork and persistence; a love of travel can show an appreciation of different cultures and a sense of adventure.

Make a list of what you enjoy and brainstorm what each activity might say about you. It’s okay to “brag” a little here—just make sure that you are honest with yourself! You definitely have strengths, and it’s okay to not have strengths in every single area that I’ve covered. We’re all wired differently.

What do people tell you?

For this third admission essay tactic, think about the people you trust. What do they have to say about your personal strengths and skills? Feel free to ask them too! You aren’t looking for endless praise; you’re just asking for help identifying your personal strengths. If you aren’t comfortable asking someone in person, shoot them a text or a Facebook message. I would recommend turning to your parents, your best friend, your youth leader, or anyone else who routinely lifts you up and makes you feel better about yourself.

Sometimes, people tell you about your strengths without calling them by name. For example, let’s say that the president of your club asked you to be the club’s treasurer. He may not have said, “You’re so amazing at math, I need you to be our treasurer,” but the invitation can point to strengths in organization or financial skills!

Related:  What Do Admission Counselors Look for in College Apps?

What stories do you have?

This is an important step of the essay-writing process, even if you've already found your strengths. What stories can you tell? Do you still remember the day you decided you wanted to work in a particular industry? Did you always help your grandmother cook dinner when you were a kid? Strong stories, anecdotes, and memories can help you identify your personal strengths, and they make interesting essays. Beginning an essay with a story catches your reader’s attention; then, for your conclusion, all you have to do is finish the story and reiterate how it demonstrates your point!

If you can’t think of any stories, spend some time scrolling through your social media feed or flipping through photo albums. You might look back in your diary, if you keep one. I’ve also found that parents and grandparents are usually excellent at telling stories or reminiscing over fun times!

The best part about these stories is that they fit in with everything else discussed here. If you have overcome a challenge, odds are there's a story behind it! If you enjoy a certain hobby, I know you can think of a particularly memorable time when you did that activity. A conversation with a trusted person might bring up a story too. For example, your best friend might remind you that you’re always a positive thinker, which you demonstrated the time you and she were stuck in traffic for two hours.

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As you work on identifying your personal strengths for your college applications and essays, remember that they are there, and they all matter! While we all have different strengths, there isn’t such a thing as a “more important” strength. The world can’t run without leaders, but it also can’t run without compassionate people, good listeners, adventurers, and original thinkers either. Wherever your strengths lie, they are valuable, and they will be an excellent addition to whatever campus community is right for you.

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This paper concerns the personal strengths and weakness of my own life. The details I will be presenting are what I consider my best and worst strengths and weaknesses. The purpose of this paper is to clearly define each of these and figure out a way to learn how to solve my weaknesses and make my strengths even stronger.

Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses are essential part of the overall learning processes. Just as we understand which methods and techniques help us to learn at an optimal level, understanding our strengths and weaknesses help us to become more self conscious and well-rounded individuals.

I believe that life is our personal experiences and everyone has certain attributes with their personal strengths and weaknesses. . Being aware of what are my best strengths can help me overcome my worst weaknesses. In the past, I have had a hard time recognizing my weakness but as you get older, you become more aware of your weaknesses.

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I feel that recognizing your strengths and weaknesses is what makes you a successful person in any aspects of your life.

I feel that one of my greatest strengths is that I love to learn. Life to me is a never-ending learning experience. As we go through our life it is vital that we learn who we are and have the ability to grow from our own strengths and weaknesses. I feel by overcoming my weaknesses and reinforcing my strengths that I will become more successful in both my personal and professional life.

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My strengths, which include good analytical skills, and good computer skills, are offset by my weaknesses, which is procrastination and dreadful writing and grammar skills.

I believe one of my greatest strengths is my analytical skills. I love working with numbers and figuring out complicated problems. This is why I chose Accounting for my profession. I love working with numbers and figuring things out. Very few people love working in accounting.

Another of my strengths is my computer skill. I am a very fast learner when it comes to figuring out new computer software or hardware. This stems from my husband who I have learned a lot from over the past eight years. His profession is in the computer software business. Often the people I work with will turn to me for help with configuring their computers or formatting a Word document.

I had a difficult time narrowing this list to just one or two faults that I would mention here. My one of my most weaknesses is that I am a major procrastinator. Over the past few years, I have tried to work on this fault by reading books and lectures. I feel the only way to stop procrastinating is through determination, commitment, and a desire to change. I believe I possess the determination and desire, and I commit today to apply myself to making this change in my personality.

I feel that this next weakness can either be considered a fault or a strength and that is organization. I am a compulsive organizer and sometimes that tends to slow me down on projects. It also takes time away from my children because I am such a perfectionist and organizer.

I do not think anyone is perfect but I do think we all strive to be our best. The first step is to improve our weaknesses by learning from them everyday. I think that by using are strengths to improve our weaknesses would be a very efficient process we all could learn. I think that taking this class will definitely improve my weaknesses and help me learn more about my strengths

Both my personal and professional life.

Essay 2 about personal strengths and weaknesses

Strengths and weaknesses are important to us as individuals in order to make a difference in correlation to personal growth. Our individuality is further intensified by each of us having different goals, priorities and other special qualities. In writing this paper I plan to clearly define and identify each of my strengths and weaknesses. I believe this class is definitely giving me a greater understanding of the different techniques and methods that will allow me to improve my learning process. I also believe realizing my strengths and weaknesses will help me to become a more well-rounded and self-conscious individual.

My personal strengths are my communication, discipline, punctuality, and my ability to stay focused among the many distractions. The first quality that enhances my personality is communication. During unpredicted situations I have been able to provide strength and confidence to my peers and team members. I attempt to remain calm, so I can provide direction. A team needs a person he or she can look up to for guidance and support for work or school issues. Throughout this program at the University of Phoenix, I will be working with teams which will further strengthen this valuable asset.

Secondly, discipline is something we all develop throughout our lifetime; discipline equips us with the tools necessary to succeed in life. Discipline has given me the ability to have a solid self-esteem, a sense of humor and ability to stay focused on goals which have resulted in a greater desire to learn. Having discipline is the ability to gain control by obedience. Punctuality is very important to me. I make every effort never to be late and the majority of the time I arrive early for my appointments and engagements. In my opinion punctuality gives employers as well as others the idea that an individual is eager and ready to engage in work or the task at hand.

Lastly, staying focused has not been easy and at times staying focused has been quite challenging not to go off in many different directions. At times I find myself detouring away from my goals but, learning to stay focused has kept me on the roadmap to both reaching and achieving my goals, on the, other hand we must also be able to recognize out weaknesses in order to be well balanced individuals. Weaknesses that I possess are writing, time management, assertiveness and organization. A negative factor in a person’s character should not be weakness. Each of us has numerous flaws that can be improved at some point in our lives.

Throughout my educational years one weak point that I have had is a fear of writing. A blank page to me is very frustrating. I doubt my ability to write a first-rate paper. As a result of the slang usage in everyday conversations of society the English language is very confusing. This makes it more difficult to differentiate or correct English grammar then slang, and transform that into a paper. I have assured myself that despite my self-doubt that I can overcome my fear by working harder on my writing skills. By improving my writing ability, I will gain a greater sense of the assurance that my writing is satisfactory. By going through this course and many others like this, my ability to write an outstanding paper is increased.

There are instances where time management has taken away from the quality of my performance on individual and team projects. Completion of a project a few days prior to the deadline would allow me to have another pair of eyes to look over the project and help me proofread or correct anything that I may have missed. Time management is some thing that I will continue working on in order to be a more efficient employee. I must have determination and commitment and the desire to change. Starting my project and assignments as soon as I am aware to them in the fast-paced courses at the University of Phoenix will help me finish the assignments on a reasonable schedule.

Working with my last employer as a Human Services Case manager has tested my assertiveness and made me realize this weakness. Working with a diverse group people and different personalities challenged my psyche to a point where assertiveness had to be learned. Recognizing assertiveness as weakness I have found assertiveness can make me a better leader while accomplishing my organizational goals.

Organization is a weakness that I have recently noticed since taking this course. I was not aware this weakness as something I needed to be concerned with. Taking this class has made me self-conscious of this weakness. Recognizing this weakness I know I will need to reconfigure my psyche. Doing so I know will only enhance myself. I hope organization will not become this constant battle for me because; I will have to overcome it in order to more productive employee.

I have the ability professionally to track different projects at different times. The ability to simultaneously track different projects has been very resourceful when trying to work on a deadline. This has been described by many employers as “multi-tasking”. Change is potentially possible for the workplace or school environment. The different assignments that we work on weekly have given me the ability to adapt my skills in a variety of different work situations.

In conclusion by acknowledging one’s strengths and weaknesses an individual can both take advantage of and improve his or her quality of life. By completing this paper, which has my weaknesses laid out, I will be able to develop a habit for change and self improvement. Through careful management and monitoring of your strengths and weaknesses the door will be open for personal growth by evolving these problems and eliminating problems while I attend the University of Phoenix. I know that using my strengths, new ways can be found to overcome obstacles in both my workplace and in school. As your leadership skills improve an individual can become a more, self-conscious and well rounded individual making for a highly sought after employee.

Essay 3 about strengths and weaknesses

Our achievements speak for themselves. However, when it comes to our setbacks, failures and weaknesses, we feel uncomfortable talking about them. All of us have failed at some time to equal our dreams of perfection or to perform well. The big issue is not our weaknesses; they are part of life. The issue is how we manage these imperfections so that they do not dictate us. Setbacks and weaknesses can be robust stepping stones that lead to growth and maturity. However, utmost care should be taken while mentioning our weaknesses in our application so that we do not inadvertently present ourself in poor light. As we know that nobody is 100% perfect in the world. Each and every individual has some weakness, so as I.

My weaknesses hinder my abilities and are flaws in my personality, which could complicate my relationships with others. One of my weaknesses is arrogance. I am very confident in my abilities that sometimes it might be considered egotism. Another of my weaknesses is that I am somewhat judgmental. I expect others to do their best job, and I can be quick to judge them when they don’t meet my expectations. An important weakness of mine is that I have poor public speaking skills and stage fearness which I could not escape from it. When I have to speak in front of others, I can get very nervous no matter how prepared I am.

This could be a problem in the future with presentations I may have to give. Moreover, one of my personal weaknesses is that I have bad handwriting. I usually write with little or no spaces between words and combine cursive and printing together. My school teacher and my parents often complaint that my work looks like that of a child who doesn’t understand English or who thinks faster than he can write. Some of my work, the teacher would not mark because she can’t read it. To make up for that, I have spent a lot of time working my computer skills so that I can type long essays and other similar assignments.

This has helped me to keep my grades from declining for a long time. I have never been one to write much of anything by hand, with more and more school work moving from paper to computers, the need to have good handwriting has been reduced. The tools available on computers can be used to help as a strength where I am weak. So where I lack in handwriting, I excel in typing. I believe life is a learning experience and we all have certain personal strengths and weaknesses. If we know the areas in our lives in which we feel comfortable with what we doing, or what we are good at and areas where we struggle or what we are weak, this could lead to stepping stones in helping us to become better people.

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Recognizing these weaknesses along with having the desire to improve them is a skill that everyone should strive to possess. Some of the abilities and skills I possessed and contributed to in my work environment, personal life, and learning team are quite similar. My philosophy being able to get the work done no matter what obstacles are in your way. I generally consider myself to be a well-organized, hard-working, and a very precise individual. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I have a weakness for procrastination. I tend to wait until the last minute to really get on the grind about things.

My aunt has always stated, “Procrastination is Devastation!” I never really paid attention to what she was saying. I am striving to learn that it better to be prepared then to wait until the last minute to put out fires. I have a huge fear of ghost and it is progressively getting worse, I can’t sleep at night without the tv on and even when it is on I am petrified by any noise I hear, I keep my feet and body very tightly wrapped in my covers even though it’s uncomfortable to me because the thought of something touching me is unbearable. I feel so ridiculous like a child but I can’t get over it, its beginning to become a real problem but I don’t know how to even begin to get over it. My friends and family think it’s cute but they don’t really know the extent of it, I can’t sleep at all because the thoughts drive me into panic.

I am a Christian but no amount of prayer can make me feel better or comfortable at night. My house is not haunted, It doesn’t matter where I am, I am always frightened to go to bed alone and the only time I get restful sleep is when someone is sleeping with me. The only time I am not afraid of ghosts is when my fear of aliens is more prominent, my fear of ghosts is more consistent but if I hear anything about aliens then that becomes my main fear. They kind of switch off like i’ll be scared of ghost for like three months and then I’ll be scared of aliens for like two and then I’ll have a month where I won’t be scared of anything and I can sleep with the tv off and I’ll actually get a decent sleep but it’s short-lived. My fears are starting to run my life and I need to overcome them but I dont even know where to start. Everyone has personal weaknesses.

Those of us who are wise recognize them and try to overcome these character flaws. Others ignore their personal weaknesses and find themselves repeating mistakes and leading unfulfilled lives. The secret to self improvement is to discover your fallibilities and either correct them, or find a way to turn them into strengths. I have many weaknesses. Only my mother thinks that I am perfect. But I see the flaws.

Just as I look into a mirror and examine my face for wrinkles and gray hairs on a daily basis, I also look into my soul to see my inner imperfections. While a little Botox and hair coloring can fix your outer defects, the inner journey to self improvement is not quite as easy. You have to be able to see your own faults. The secret of how to overcome your personal weaknesses lies within you and how willing you are to look within your true self.

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