What is your Greatest Strength/Weakness?

United States
March 5, 2007 8:44am CST
I think my greatest strength is "patience" and for me weakness is a reduction of my strength. How about you? What is your greatest strength/weakness?
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@vixel83 (212)
5 Mar 07
I've always considered my greatest strength to be my morality, I try to live my life by a strict moral code (which I suppose was probably brought about by being brought up in a religious hosuehold) and try to do the "right" thing at all times. It is also my greatest weakness however, as I find myself holding others to very high standards, perhaps higher than I should, and occasionally become rather judgmental of others actions.
• United States
5 Mar 07
Hi successcmc, Good thought provoking question. I think my greatest strength is patience. A lot of things make up my patience though. It has a lot to do with the things I believe in. My weakness, unfortunately is having that patience tested. At first glance it sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. The trying of my patience only makes it stronger. Wonder why that is?
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@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
my weakness is i trust upon others very easily and my strength is my courageous nature and my politeness and i am patient too.
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@teison2 (5923)
• Norway
5 Mar 07
I think my greates strength is I am a good listener - a person people turn to with worries and problems. My greatest weakness is I may get very very mad at times. This happens if people treat me unfairly or with no respect, or accuse me of lying. I really need to work on my anger. Sometimes i get so mad I do not remember what I've said and done. I find that quite scary.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I think my greatest strength is my compassion for other people although at times this can also be a weakness. I would say my greatest weakness is not being able to tell when others are lieing to me.
• India
5 Mar 07
I think that my greatest strength is my self confidence.. i also think tat ma good sense of humour n my friendly nature stands out 4m d rest... i think tat ma biggest weakness is ma short temper.. i get tensed for all silly things rather than for things tat s necessary.. to overcome this m meditating and m learning the art of self control.. happy postings..
• United States
5 Mar 07
I think my greatest strength is humility in dealing with people. If you put yourself in their shoes it makes it easier to have this strength. My greatest weakness is food.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
5 Mar 07
yeah I have a problem with the same thing at times. it's hard to wait for some things that we find that are important
5 Mar 07
I would guess my strength is to be able to see the funny side in the worst situation, being able to laugh at adversity. My weakness I think is the fact that I cannot seem to say *no* when people ask me for things.
@Ravenladyj (22922)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Good question! I think my greatest strength is just that my strength...I have an incredible inner strength that has got me through some pretty hellish things in life since childhood...My greatest weakness...LOL my kids..without a doubt! yet at the same time they contribute to my strength LOL
@lols189 (4797)
5 Mar 07
my greatest strength is good motivation and my weakest strength is too talkative
@eden32 (3975)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I think my greatest strength is problem solving. I am almost always able to "think outside the box", and find a way to resolve whatever conflict life throws my way. Whether that is tweaking my budget to make room for something we need but can't afford, or if it's figuring out how to stretch a meal for 3 into a meal for 6 because my son & his family showed up unexpectedly at dinner time. Creative thinking, and being willing to be flexible seem to me to be the secret to being satisfied & happy with my life. My weakness without a doubt is patience. I have patience with my children. But I lack patience with life in general.When I have decided what I want, and figured out how I can have it, I'd like to have it yesterday. Waiting for something I know is right for me, or for something I deem I *need* is just awful for me. And I am not patient with adults. If a friend tells me a problem and I show them an answer, I get frustrated if they don't follow my advice. Why did they ask for it, if they're not going to implement it? If they want to continue to talk to me about the problem, long after I have suggested what should fix it; I often just don't want to hear it.