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Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

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While many people tend to listen to family, friends, or co-workers about their own strengths and weaknesses, it will often come down to the individual's own personal assessment of themselves as to what improvements or adjustments one must make. As with any subject, there are pro's and con's, or in this case strengths and weaknesses, in each and every one of us. Unfortunately, only a few care to appreciate the weaknesses, and instead focus only on their strengths.

When I think of strengths or weaknesses, I often try to think of weaknesses first. I am not a negative person nor am I always thinking of the worst possible scenario, but rather focus on faults first. Due to that thinking style or habit, let me start this paper with what I perceive to be my weaknesses. This essay may not include all of my strengths or weaknesses, but I feel it is a major portion of them.

First I wish to mention a weakness. While at work or at home I tend to get sidetracked, or become one-track minded, when working on a problem. For instance, while at work if I am in the middle of a report or gathering information for an production issue we are having, I tend to get so focused that I completely lose track of any other issues that may arise or inadvertently ignore anyone or anything that may come up to discuss another issue with me. Maybe it would be called becoming "over focused" to give a definition to the state I am in at that time. As many people know in this day and age one really needs to be able to multi-task to be able to perform the everyday tasks that come up occasionally. Unfortunately, I am still learning to become a "multi-tasker" but do believe that I am working on achieving it. A second weakness of mine is that once a solution is found, I tend to completely remove myself from the issue without properly following through to ensure the solution actually resolved the original issue.

Often I give an individual an answer to his question and then thank him for asking it before that individual has a chance to ask a follow on question. This weakness can also relate to home and of course while being involved on any working team.

I am sure there are more weaknesses of mine, but would like to share some strength that I believe I possess. While I realize many people may have better organization skills, I feel that is a strength of mine. While at work, I often get to work very early as to organize my day, and to help others prepare for the issues that may arise throughout the day. I am often called upon when a person must give a presentation to a group and is not yet ready to present any material. I will then look through the individuals material and decide how exactly he should present it, and in what order. Another strength I believe I have is the ability to quickly resolve issues between individuals. In many occurrences at work, issues on design production become personal and often people will be offended by another individual's actions or critiques. I have been told I am a people person and often become involved in argumentative situations



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