Your Greatest Strength is Also Your Greatest Weakness

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

First published 2017.

I think the idea of having some traits that are strengths and some that are weaknesses is not as clear cut as you would think. It’s not one or the other. It’s more often both.

Our greatest strength and greatest weakness often comes from the same root trait – just applied in situations where it helps vs where it hinders.

For example if you are detail oriented, you can probably imagine that might be useful in some situations, but it might also be a hinderance when the details don’t matter.

If you have laser focus, that might be useful at times but also a hinderance when you need to take in broader information.

It’s worth reflecting upon.