Personal Strengths and Weaknesses Essay

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Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

My Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

I believe that life is a learning experience and being able to recognize our own strengths
and weaknesses can help us become better individuals in anything we choose to do, whether
it is positive abilities and skills that can help achieve our goals or negative personal
areas that need improvement. Knowing yourself and what you can do, can help you recognize
and overcome your weaknesses.

One of my greatest strengths at work that I have recognized would have to be my ability to
be a well-organized individual. I tend to write what I have to do down on paper and
prioritize what is more important to least important. In doing this, it helps me organize
and accomplish my work and meet deadlines that are important. A personal strength that I
have at home is patience. I am a mother of a beautiful three year old little girl who is a
handful. Patience is my greatest strength as a parent and individual which I possess
especially being a single mother. I am a dedicated and hard working mother and I always
make sure that my daughter gets the love and attention she needs.

In my Learning team, my personal strength is having good people skills. I meet and get
involved with new people everyday whether it be work or school related. I enjoy speaking,
listening and giving input to my team members so that they are aware that they can count
on me to participate as a team player in our Learning Team. Good people skills are very
important in a group setting because of all the different personalities that at times can
be conflicting.

Having the desire to improve on your weaknesses is the first step to growth and
development. I am certain that because of my strengths, I am good at what I do however; I
do have weaknesses that I have to overcome and improve. My personal weakness at work is
lack of leadership. Currently I am in a position in which I do not possess the title of
management. As a result, I basically feel that I do not have to show leadership or take
initiative to take on the responsibilities of a manager when in reality, I am not.

One of my weaknesses at home is time management. This is a weakness that I have had to
struggle with since my daughter was born. It is hard for me to try to juggle being a full
time single parent, working a full time job and attending school full time. I always feel
that there is never enough time to accomplish my tasks whether it is household chores,
work related or assignments for school. Most importantly I have to make sure that I am
readily available for my child at all times.

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