Personal Strengths And Weaknesses

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Personal Strengths And Weaknesses

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is important because you must build around your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses. If you are to succeed you have to be able to categorize what you do well and what you do not do so well. Skills that you possess can affect you in the workplace, at school, and at home. Recognizing your weaknesses and having the desire to change them plays an active role in your life as well.

Identifying my personal strengths is difficult for me. I have never taken the time to look at my abilities because of my persistence to reach goals. Persistence is a skill I have obtained through my work as I have grown older. I have been blessed with patience and an ability to make critical decisions on the spot. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and just breathe, or perhaps count to ten, when frustration takes over.

I am capable of doing just that; I know when to say when in mentally and physically demanding situations. This is one of my main strengths in many situations I am faced with.

Special qualities give each of us our individuality. If a circumstance calls for leadership I usually tend to take over. This dexterity has proven helpful within my Learning Team. The ability to devise designs and concepts has contributed positively in my daily work, and in my personal life. I am capable of seeing mental images and perceiving designs in a different light, allowing me to break the egg of traditional thought and rectify problems in various ways. For me there are no road blocks in any state of affairs, only detours. Choosing to see these detours and following the route providing the best outcome has made me what...