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The objective of this paper is to show you the personal strengths and weakness that I identified by asking friends and family their opinion on the topic

regarding yours truly, and by examining myself for areas that I am really good at (also known as strengths) and areas I need to improve (otherwise known as weaknesses). After I have identified them, I will tell you how recognizing my strengths and weakness can help me to improve myself to achieve a more peaceful and satisfying personal life.

I will start with the unflattering information first and list my most obvious weaknesses.

My weaknesses were hard for me to identify but with the help of friends I was suddenly very informed on what they were! I was able to identify one weakness on my own and it is impatience. There is an old saying that patience is a virtue. Any single one of my friends will agree with me that patience has never been one of my virtues. I want everything done right now and all the questions

answered immediately. Given the chance I would go straight from A to C and would skip the B without a moments' hesitation. My second weakness combined

with impatience makes the situation even more pronounced. I am very impulsive which can be a good thing on occasion but usually ends up being a

bad thing. I do not think about what I am going to do or say next or moderate the tone I say it in. I often sound very irritated and come across as being rude when that is not really true. In reality, I am just frustrated because things aren't happening as quickly as I want them to. The last major weakness that I identified with the help of my loving husband was stubbornness. I inherited the trait from my dad of course. Once I have made up my mind on an idea or action not many people can easily persuade me to do or think something different. I often tenaciously stick to my guns, even after I might realize that I am wrong and someone else may be right. When I do realize that I am without a doubt and undeniably wrong, eventually the person in question gets a very reluctant and somewhat surly admission that I might have been wrong. The fact that I will admit that I am wrong brings me to the subject of my personal strengths.

Identifying my personal strengths was a lot easier for me than identifying my weakness. I would rather look at myself and my actions and point out the good attributes that I have then point out the bad ones. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to relate to people. I understand where they are coming from and empathize with them whether I have been in their situation or not. This

gift allows me to gain the confidence and friendship of people and even complete strangers very easily. In addition to Empathy, Dependability is another very strong strength I have. When I say I will do a certain task or be somewhere at a certain time, I will be there or die trying. My friends and family all know that they can come to me anytime and I will be there for support emotionally, physically or financially if it is within my means to help them. Finally, The last and

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