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Do you know your strengths and weaknesses?

What exactly are your strong suits and weak spots?

Do you know your personal strengths and weaknesses?

Most commonly, this information is used for a job interview, or to get to know a potential mate better. Yet, what I am asking here is not to impress or get closer to another. It a question leading to a greater sense of self-appreciation and peace of mind.

The better we know ourselves, the more effectively we can make decisions, and after the fact understand why we chose what we did. The more we understand our-self, the less stress and anxiety we have looking towards the future. A greater sense of adventure develops when we have the courage to trust our strengths to guide us. Bravery to try new behaviors and step outside of our comfort zone grows with a bit of self-realization. Criticism effects us less the more intimate become with our flaws. Knowing our own strengths and weaknesses helps us to understand what we are sensitive to, and which areas to focus on for improvement in an uncomfortable circumstance.

Let's talk about personality and character traits

to better understand others and keep ourselves in check.

Here are some ideas to get you started identifying where you shine, and where you may need a little polishing up.

Organized Respectful Honest Trustworthy Enthusiastic Self-Disciplined Determined Creative Resourceful Loyal Confident Passionate Dedicated Patient Reflective Adventurous Humble Assertive Hard-working Thinks long term Polite Energetic Persuasive Persistent/Resilient Compassion Sobriety Tech-savvy Effective Communication Flexibility/Versatility Focused

Messy/Disorganized Uncompromising/Controlling Weak-willed Irresponsible Impatient Pessimistic No emotional filter Arrogant Substance Addictions Indecisive Stubborn Self-critical Boring Jealous Lazy Demanding Reckless Short-sighted Greedy Short-tempered Rude Cynical Procrastination Gullible Dishonest

These are attributes we develop to self-sooth and navigate the world around us.

These are usually justifiable in the moment, noted as completely logical self-preservation technique. Possibly you were raised as the older sibling and have learned responsibility thoroughly, yet at the same time picked up a jealous tendency. Maybe you're a goal driven person that notices patience is a challenge, yet you also are able to deeply feel compassion. How about those who realize they lie, yet are polite. Even the hardworking may have recklessness working against them. Possibly a very reflective and mindful person who happens to be overly critical and indecisive. Maybe you already have identified certain behaviors which are ready to confront? We do triumph and grow past habits. There are many different possible combinations of our strengths and weaknesses. There is a balance to it all and perfection is a myth.

"When you understand your weak spots, reactionary behaviors become more sensitive providing opportunities to practice new behaviors and take calculated risks. When you understand where your strong suits, the challenging times are less intimidating as you lean on and trust your abilities with a sense of adventure."

Stepping outside of our comfort zones is more easily navigated with confidence and wisdom when you know who you are. Being able to appreciate our strengths stirs up more joy and fulfillment in a time of accomplishment. "It is okay to take credit for what you are good at."

Getting a deeper understanding of which attributes we take on in our own experiences helps us to be more accountable and appreciative for the outcome.

"Knowing you are valuable with many assets builds confidence. Learning the preeminent ways you personally contribute to those around you builds a solid foundation of self-worth. These strengths and weaknesses become leverage to navigate a questionable opinion of some else. We learn when to ask for help and how we can help others."

"What makes me a good person?"

No one is perfect and we all have 'rough edges to smooth out'. No one else's opinion about yourself matters more than your own. No one is done with self-growth, yet some have this specific tool to measure the progress becoming better versions of themselves.


Brandi Thomas | Goddess Given Mind Food | Idyllwild, Ca


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