Everyone has special qualities about themselves that give them their individuality. These qualities can be dissected into specific traits called strengths and weaknesses. To grow as a person, we must identify our own strengths to help us overcome our weaknesses. Through out our life, our strengths and weaknesses tend to gain more clarity as we get older. When I was a teenager, I did not focus so much on this part of myself. Now, it is imperative that I use my strengths to my advantage and focus on my weaknesses so that I can improve them. Our strengths and weaknesses not only benefit and hinder us, they make us who and what we are. We are each unique, in part because of our good qualities and our bad. It is important to be aware of not only our personal strengths, but also our weaknesses, so that we can recognize when we may need to ask for help, or in what personal areas we need to focus efforts toward growth and change. .
Strengths are easier to come up with then weaknesses. I feel one of my biggest strengths is that I am always dependable when it comes to the work place. I believe over the 15 years of working; I might have called in a half a dozen times to say I was sick. This gives me a sense of stability in my life, unlike if I was jumping from job to job. My employers know that they don"t have to worry about me, I"ll be there. I feel that this will be a great asset for my career and personal growth. Creativity is another strength that I have. I always seem to come up with good and creative ideas. This benefits me in my personal and professional life. It makes me feel good about myself, when people come up to me for ideas and solutions to problems. I love the challenge of finding creative and better ways of doing certain things. Finally, I believe one of my strengths is writing. I have always enjoyed writing. In school, I have earned consistently good marks on papers I have written.