Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

Topics: Personality psychology, Muscle weakness, Tendency Pages: 3 (1033 words) Published: June 3, 2006
Personal Strengths and weaknesses
Writing about my personal strengths is a challenging task that requires me to focus on the strong points that make up my character. While, however; speaking on my weaknesses, tend not to be such a problematical task. Trying not to speak in such a modest way about oneself, yet present an encouraging outlook on my strengths, require me to examine what skills makeup the positive force that drives my everyday being. However, to attack my weaknesses, is to challenge myself to take control over the areas that require some redefining of certain skills in order to achieve ultimate success in life. My life is not defined by weaknesses, but more so the makeup of my personal strengths. While I may lack strong skills expressing myself, tend to shy away from the limelight, and should learn to focus directly at what is being stated more clearly, I do communicate on a decent level, tend to be a loyal, giving person, and seem to be a clear thinking problem solver. One of my weaknesses is self expression. I do feel I lack the ability strongly, forcefully express myself. This could partly come from what I consider as having a weak ability in spelling. More times than few, I know just what I am trying to express but I must find an alternative way to write on paper. Being a weak speller does no hinder me within a verbal conversation, but can slow down my thought process when attempting to communicate those same feelings on paper. While my understanding of the language being communicated comes across quite clear, I find that when faced with new verbiage, I store the utterance for future use after I retrieve the correct spelling. Another weakness is my willingness to stand alone. I know this is a weakness because more times than often, one must depend on other people to help guide them through life as well as business. I must learn to open myself to other though patterns, other expressions, other influences, all which require more...

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