Number 13 on Thirty Things wants you to describe 5 weaknesses you have. This is starting to seem more and more like a job interview as number 14 wants you to describe 5 strengths. Whenever an interview comes up in the future I could just direct potential employers to these blog posts and forgo the interview. Maybe. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Anyway, onto my weaknesses. People don’t really like to admit their weaknesses. I sure don’t. Why would I want to make myself vulnerable like that? Is admitting that I don’t like to reveal my weaknesses a weaknesses in itself? Am I weak for not wanting to tell you what my weaknesses are? Yes? OK. Fine, I’ll tell you.
1. Public speaking
I don’t mind speaking in a small meeting but put me up on a stage in front of a crowd and I freeze up and lose the ability to speak any basic human language.
2. I over-think and over-analyse situations
This may not be a bad thing, especially in a work environment, but when it comes to my personal life, I don’t just plunge in and make rash decisions. Still doesn’t sound like a bad thing, I hear you say. But it can be exhausting and time consuming and it’s worse when you add anxiety into the mix. I’m learning to let go and not think too much about the little things though. It helps to prioritise what to stress about.
3. Online shopping
It’s very convenient. Too convenient. I don’t even have to leave my desk to do it so it’s really easy to spend money I should have saved instead. Constantly have to ask myself: “Is this a want or a need?”
4. I’m self-deprecating sometimes
I’m trying to learn to believe in myself a bit more; trying to build my confidence. But there are days when I’m too hard on myself. At least I have no problem laughing at my self sometimes.
If this is a true weakness I don’t want to be strong.