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My strengths are my weaknesses

The last few days, I've reflected on my character. It seems that many of my greatest strengths are tied to my greatest weaknesses! I suppose that everyone has personality traits that can slide to the ugly if they aren't kept in check. For example, I am incredibly strong willed which means I have to be careful about not being plain stubborn. I am also as honest as they come. Given this ease at telling others exactly what I have on my mind, I have to keep in consideration that my directness can come off as brash or harsh. And finally, my brain tends to process very quickly so I'm often the first to have an opinion on something, so I must always be aware of not coming off as overly judgmental.

Like everything else in life - I'm learning its all a balancing act.

Trying to understand who I really am - what make's up Lili's character - is something I reflect upon often. It just seems like there is so much we can improve on if we take the time to become self-aware. There are many things about myself I do not know yet. In particular, I'm often unclear of the motives behind my actions. I wonder for example, did I agree to help this person out of real love and kindness? Or was I subconsciously looking for some sort of self-gratification? Probably a little of both - it is always self gratifying to help others!

In my experience, learning more about myself has been so deeply rewarding because it has helped me to feel more comfortable in my own skin. And this gives me lots of confidence! Hopefully, I will only become more in-tune with myself as the years progress.

Thank you for reading...

~Lili

Comments

Kizzie's picture

This was a great read Lili! I

This was a great read Lili!
I totally agree with you, we need to spend more time learning about ourselves! I believe that one of my weaknesses is stressing out when I need to write a paper etc.. it's also one of my strength because this allows me to work and really focus on getting the work done. However, it would be great to learn how to be more chilled out sometimes.

LauraB's picture

Open and honest

Lili,

I have great admiration for your ability to share openly. I think one of the greatest gifts in life is to feel more comfortable in your own skin. I'm glad you are on this path and finding it so rewarding at the same time.

Take care
Laura

Maria de Chirikof's picture

Nice!

I agree it is important to try to understand yourself and reflect on things and stuff. I don't think you need much work though, just some fine-tuning if anything! I really enjoy your posts and look forward to the next ones. How is life going? I am enjoying having summer coming and look forward to a sort of vacation soon but plan on mostly staying home and saving money like everyone else lately.

hugs,

Maria

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