Strengths and Weaknesses

Topics: Virtue, Emotion, Want Pages: 3 (898 words) Published: July 10, 2005
The objective of this paper is to show you the personal strengths and weakness that I identified by asking friends and family their opinion on the topic regarding yours truly, and by examining myself for areas that I am really good at (also known as strengths) and areas I need to improve (otherwise known as weaknesses). After I have identified them, I will tell you how recognizing my strengths and weakness can help me to improve myself to achieve a more peaceful and satisfying personal life. I will start with the unflattering information first and list my most obvious weaknesses.

My weaknesses were hard for me to identify but with the help of friends I was suddenly very informed on what they were! I was able to identify one weakness on my own and it is impatience. There is an old saying that patience is a virtue. Any single one of my friends will agree with me that patience has never been one of my virtues. I want everything done right now and all the questions answered immediately. Given the chance I would go straight from A to C and would skip the B without a moments' hesitation. My second weakness combined with impatience makes the situation even more pronounced. I am very impulsive which can be a good thing on occasion but usually ends up being a bad thing. I do not think about what I am going to do or say next or moderate the tone I say it in. I often sound very irritated and come across as being rude when that is not really true. In reality, I am just frustrated because things aren't happening as quickly as I want them to. The last major weakness that I identified with the help of my loving husband was stubbornness. I inherited the trait from my dad of course. Once I have made up my mind on an idea or action not many people can easily persuade me to do or think something different. I often tenaciously stick to my guns, even after I might realize that I am wrong and someone else may be right. When I do realize that I am without a doubt...
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