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Running head: PERSONAL STRENGHTS AND WEAKNESSES

personal strengths and weaknesses

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I am going to write about my personal strengths and weaknesses. I would like to start out by going over my personal strengths. Then I will go over some of my personal weaknesses. Finally I will compose a plan of action to take to improve on my weaknesses.

I am an honest person. I tell people what I am thinking and how I feel. Even if they don't like what I have to say. Being honest has helped me become closer to the people I care about most. It has also helped me in my professional career. I will tell my boss what's on my mind. He considers me a straight shooter and often asks my advice on work related topics. I also think being honest with myself has helped me a great deal. I don't let negative thoughts control my actions. I always try to be optimistic about everything I do.

I am also a very unselfish person. I take pride in staying loyal to everything I'm involved in. My best friends are guys I went to grade school with. I believe we continue to be friends because we share many of the same personal strengths. I am also loyal when it comes to my career. Over the last 6 years I have with the same small company. I have helped build the company from nothing. I feel I have an obligation to stick with them and keep plugging away.

I am a very unselfish person. I enjoy making the people around me happy. If I'm having a good time I want the people around me to experience the same feelings. I also enjoy helping people. I don't mind if a friend needs to borrow my car or something like that. If someone is moving or lost a job I am concerned for them and usually I am the first one they call.

I consider my self a hard worker. My father taught me that through hard work and determination I can accomplish anything I set my mind too. I apply my value of hard work to everything I do. I like the satisfaction of completing a project that I've put my time into. I believe that life is 90 percent effort and 10 percent what you know. I know some people that are very smart but are too lazy to live up to their true potential.

Discipline is very important to me. Without it I wouldn't be enjoying many of the things I have. My discipline keeps me on track with work and school. Although I'm still adjusting to my new schedule, the discipline I have allows me to do what needs to be done, and do it on time. I think discipline is a very important strength to have when I'm working full time and going to school.

Integrity is having a steadfast adherence to a strict moral value. I was raised to know the difference between right and wrong. I stick to these values I was taught when I was younger. I believe I have strong moral values. I try to apply these moral values in everything I do. I believe this helps me be a better person. I also think it helps me stay on the right track and be a better friend.

Personal weaknesses

I find at times I have motivation issues. I usually have this problem if things aren't going the way I've envisioned. I have been having a motivation problem at work lately. My boss has been telling me for the last 8 months he's been going to give me a pay raise. I haven't seen the raise yet due to some financial reasons with the company. I know it's not right but this has made me feel unmotivated at times. I realize it's not fair to the company to be unmotivated. I'm not being fair to myself either because I'm bring myself down by having a bad attitude.

Can I just do this tomorrow? Should I just go hang out with my friends and do my homework tomorrow? These are questions I often ask myself. Unfortunately I do fall into the trap of procrastination at

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