Question of the Day – No. 206 Posted on November 15, 2018December 2, 2022 by formerwriters How can you turn your biggest weakness into a strength? proposed by Natalie Mansfield Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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I think my biggest weakness is being too nice. I can learn to say no nicely? Lol
Hmm… it think you can if you manage to relate that “no” with the wellbeing of that person. He/she will certainly understand.
By exaggerating the weakness, they might take it for granted or undervalue the threat. Similar to playing dumb. In strategy, they are all weapons. Thanks.
What weakness do you like to exaggerate?
The strategy would indicate what cards to play
I feel like I could hold damned hands with @natalie like while I said stuff, which was really just aDM saying stuff for JS or god to notice.. lol
Hi!! Haha see, my little scared sacred summoning dance worked! Haha
Not sure I have a particular “weakness” nor do I have particular “strength”… it is all part of the “whole” and that whole works as one.. 🙂
“Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I will recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. “ Mark van Doren
Sure! It’s part of the human nature.
Being someone with BPD means that I have an emotion dysregulation problem. To turn that into a strength would entail being strong while I learn the skills to regulate my emotions and never give up.
Could you say that this allows you to fully live each experience?
One of the skills is be mindful and enter into present experience. Until the majority of the skills are mastered, there is suffering through what would be deemed bad experiences and overwhelm through what would be deemed good experiences. Because of these extreme emotions, many people with BDP experience depersonalization and disassociation as a coping mechanism. Both good and bad emotions are so painful that there is an extremely high suicide rate of those with BPD. It takes a huge commitment, dedication, and a lot of work for those that have BPD to reach recovery.
My biggest weakness is my anxiety,. It’s held me back a lot in my life, but I’ve found that by writing about it and being honest about it, I can connect with and even sometimes help others who deal with the same issues.
Yes, that’s very true! Where that anxiety comes from?
Where does my anxiety come from? That is a question that eluded me for years. I think it’s a combination of genetics plus a few minor childhood traumas.
I think that acknowledging having a biggest weakness would be a strength in itself.
I agree. And what would be yours?
Being able to acknowledge that I have weaknesses.
Any…? Or you have none?
Too many to count.
My weakness is talking. I could talk more but I only talk with people I feel most comfortable and I loathe small talk.
How come you consider it being a weakness?
It’s a weakness when people who find it easy to spark conversation at will about anything; I choose to speak when I have something worth discussing, otherwise I’m an intuitive person who valued listening before anything else
I can turn my biggest weakness into a strength (like making decisions) by making small ones daily and build up the confidence to make bigger decisions.
So training that decision making “muscle” can help you turn that weakness into a strength. That’s great! 😀
My biggest weakness is probably looking for distractions. For me, I guess using writing as a distraction would make me more productive. Thanks for using this question 🙂
That sounds like a useful distraction 🙂 My pleasure!
Practice! Practice whatever that weakness is over and over and over again. For me, it’s going to be working on my blog daily. I have this tendency to work on it constantly for two days then take like four weeks off. It’s time to change that.
Daily work on a blog is a challenge, but it’s doable. I guess it depends on what you’d like to achieve with your blog.