What are Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Examples of Strengths and Weaknesses

Those traits aren’t professional qualifications, but they impact on how attuned you are to a task, or in a job. Weaknesses should be always identified and dealt with, as they can hinder productivity and prevent professional growth, in skills and in other positive personal traits.


• Communication: As a strong point, it’s necessary when to bring across a point is needed, both in written reports, and correspondence. Also important for presentations, and negotiations, it’s a good skills to have for jobs that require close contact with clients, in sales, in team settings, for team leaders, for managers, for customer care.

• Dedication: It’s a trait that impacts positively on jobs that might require extra hours, and where finishing projects in a timely manner it’s essential. Any work field can benefit from this, because it’s expressed also as a strive for excellence in performance, and implies the person capability to work alone and still maintain high quality standards.

• Flexibility: Ability to meet new demands with no difficulty, to adapt to changes in activities and tasks to perform. It’s also the trait in people that are capable to accept new work environments easily, and change their priorities to match.

• Initiative: What brings to perform actively for the job, to solve issues, and to find ways to improve the work setting, and the ability to work with little need of supervision. It’s a good skill to have for team leaders.

• Intelligence: Ability to learn new skills quickly, and to find solutions to issues and problems through analysis, to process information together for a better understanding of the subject, act basing oneself on the information processed. A skill useful in the programming field and other where framing a problem fast it’s the greatest asset.

• Team work: Ability to work efficiently in a team and keep sight of team aims above personal ones, manage oneself and others for a smooth performance of the task, to communicate clearly and with no issues with the other members of the team.


• Impatience: Can cause issues in handling relationship with coworker, or to others, because of personal standards not met on the job.

• Procrastination: Impossibility to respect deadlines, and to manage one time appropriately for a quality performance. Low productivity.

• Stubbornness: Creates issues in communicating and problem solving, due to refusal during ideas exchanges, especially in team settings. A trait that makes difficult to adapt to changes in a efficient way.

• Talkativeness: Trait that causes low productivity, issues in management of time to complete tasks, and that hinders and distracts others.

• Unassertive: Makes difficult to speaking up and contribute efficiently to team work settings, allows others to take advantage, and causes issues with saying no to others.

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