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Varaang Ghai
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Interview Question #4: " What are your strengths and weaknesses?" After reading all of your replies. Later, I will tell you how should we answer this question.

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Jahnvi Singh Parihar
Communication Skills, Educational Technology & Operations Expert

It is considered to be one of the most important questions of the interview and is usually asked as a personality check question. Here in the answers may vary depending on the job you have applied to. For the strength section, you may mention your positive points relating to your job and keeping in mind that you do not lie at any point of time just to enhance your image. And for weakness, you can mention some points that you think are your real drawbacks, but also keep working on your drawbacks and try to improve yourself overtime.

Some of the strengths, you can include are:-

  1. Punctuality
  2. Discipline
  3. Maturity
  4. Passion
  5. Confidence
  6. Leadership
  7. Management
  8. Creativity and etc.

Include the qualities that you possess and do not lie, as you can easily be caught on further questioning.

Your weakness might include:-

  1. Over- thinking
  2. Being an outspoken everytime
  3. Straight forward nature
  4. And other insecurities.

These are some ideas on how to answer these kind of questions. You can also include other points as per requirements.

It is one of the common questions which are generally asked in the personal interviews. Interviewer assess you on this question so you need to be careful while answering those.

Some examples of strengths you might mention includes:   

  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • Determination
  • Dedication
  • Honesty
  • Trusworthiness

Some examples of weaknesses you might mention include:

  • Self- Criticism
  • Attempting to please everyone
  • Insecurity
  • Focusing too much on details
  • Trouble asking for help from someone
Shubham Talwar
e- commerce and service sector Expert

Strengths and weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses generally refer to a person's character. Often a strength can be a weakness, and vice versa, a weakness can be a strength. In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang are described as complementary opposites within a greater whole.

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