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Our Strengths and Weaknesses

It is easy to describe other people. It seems that we know others better than we know ourselves. Describing your own self is a more difficult task than describing others. One of which is that recognizing your strengths and weaknesses.

Recognizing Our Strengths and Weaknesses

Is it really important that you can identify your strengths and weaknesses? I do believe so. Strength refers to your strong points of both physical, mental traits, potentials, talents, skills and qualities. On the other hand, weakness refers to negative traits or failures to meet what is desirable for skills and character formation.

Personality Windows

Personality windows help you understand yourself even more. These are the following aspects:
1. The things that you know about yourself.
2. Things that others know about you.
3. Things that know about you but you do not know
4. Things you know others know about yourself.

When you examine your personality windows, you will discover that there are things you know about yourself which are also known to others, things only others know about yourself but which you do not know, and things that only yourself know.

The first thing you must do upon knowing your strengths is to identify the opportunities related to them. If for example one of your strengths is singing, the feasible opportunity for you is to become a singer or a voice trainer. So you need to keep track with your strengths because it will help and guide you. On the other hand, identifying your weakness will prevent threats on your life once you make ways to enhance it. Assuming that your weakness is that you have a very slow work speed, and you won’t improve, you will have little outputs. Performance is affected and has a tendency to be deprived from promotions or even losing a job.

Keeping up your strengths and focusing on the opportunities describe you as a good decision maker. It is also holds true if you do your best enhancing your weaknesses to prevent threat tendencies.

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Paulie wrote on December 29, 2015, 11:22 PM

This is another excellently written article. When I was younger, I made the mistake of not being aware of my strengths and weaknesses. If I had, I wouldn't have wasted a lot of time and money in trying to become a doctor.

CoralLevang wrote on December 30, 2015, 8:08 PM

I know many who will go for what is easy or pays the most in life, without regard to their strengths and challenges. More importantly, however, I want otherotther so pay attention to thwhat they LIKE doing, but not from a job perspective, but a skills perspective. Analysisis, for example, is a skill that can be used in a variety of jobs, so it's about identification of what they like, and then look at other factors. I know this may not be applicable in this arrticle, as it is intended, ut you just got me thinking.....

always the danged career coach/training specialist.... sorry! emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 1, 2016, 1:35 PM

I have never been one who likes looking at my strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps I should rephrase that. I don't like enumerating them. I know what I'm good at and I know where I need to improve, but I'm not comfortable labeling all that and presenting it to others.

cheri wrote on January 3, 2016, 10:27 PM

We learn as we are a work in progress.

cheri wrote on January 3, 2016, 10:29 PM

May be we can consider it as areas for improvement rather than weakness

Paulie wrote on January 3, 2016, 10:34 PM

Yes, we are a work in progress and constantly reinventing ourselves.