My Personal Strengths and Weaknesses I believe that life is a learning experience and being able to recognize our own strengths and weaknesses can help us become better individuals in anything we choose to do, whether it is positive abilities and skills that can help achieve our goals or negative personal areas that need improvement. Knowing yourself and what you can do, can help you recognize and overcome your weaknesses. One of my greatest strengths at work that I have recognized would have to be my ability to be a well-organized individual. I tend to write what I have to do down on paper and prioritize what is more important to least important. In doing this, it helps me organize and accomplish my work and meet deadlines that are important. A personal strength that I have at home is patience.

I am a mother of a beautiful three year old little girl who is a handful. Patience is my greatest strength as a parent and individual which I possess especially being a single mother. I am a dedicated and hard working mother and I always make sure that my daughter gets the love and attention she needs. In my Learning team, my personal strength is having good people skills. I meet and get involved with new people everyday whether it be work or school related. I enjoy speaking, listening and giving input to my team members so that they are aware that they can count on me to participate as a team player in our Learning Team.

Good people skills are very important in a group setting because of all the different personalities that at times can be conflicting. Having the desire to improve on your weaknesses is the first step to growth and development. I am certain that because of my strengths, I am good at what I do however; I do have weaknesses that I have to overcome and improve. My personal weakness at work is lack of leadership. Currently I am in a position in which I do not possess the title of management. As a result, I basically feel that I do not have to show leadership or take initiative to take on the responsibilities of a manager when in reality, I am not.

One of my weaknesses at home is time management. This is a weakness that I have had to struggle with since my daughter was born. It is hard for me to try to juggle being a full time single parent, working a full time job and attending school full time. I always feel that there is never enough time to accomplish my tasks whether it is household chores, work related or assignments for school.

Most importantly I have to make sure that I am readily available for my child at all times. In a Learning team, presentation skills are very important. I would have to say that Presentation Skills would be one of my personal weaknesses in the Learning team. It is difficult for me at times to stand up in front of a room full of people and present a project or conduct some sort of meeting.

In order to do so, you have to have confidence that what you " re talking about is accurate and the motivation to actually get up do it. My biggest fear of a presentation would be tripping and falling on my face or saying things that the audience can not understand. I recognize all of my strengths and weaknesses and I do acknowledge the fact that my personal weaknesses need improvement in all areas of my personal and professional environment. Identifying your personal strengths and weaknesses will allow you to learn in most types of situations whether it be your career or personal life. Making an effort to improve your weaknesses, will make you more aware and give you the motivation to turn that weakness into strength.

In all areas that I have acknowledged as my weaknesses, I have an action plan in order to overcome my personal weaknesses. With this action plan, in order to overcome my weakness in Leadership at work, my goal is to take on more responsibility and taking the initiative to delegate any tasks that need to be completed without supervision. To overcome my weakness of time management at home, I need to organize my schedule and separate work, home, and school and giving the appropriate time for each. In improving my presentation skills, my goal is to practice speaking out loud to a familiar group and become more confident in what I am presenting.

I am confident that I will overcome my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. Accomplishing these goals will open many doors in my professional and personal life..