2 approaches to strengths and weaknesses

  • Approach #1: If you have a strength in one area and a weakness in another, it makes sense to concentrate extra effort on the weakness. This approach says that weaknesses will be easier to improve since there’s more space for improvement.
  • Approach #2: If you have a strength in one area and a weakness in another, it makes sense to concentrate extra effort on the strength. This approach says that strengths will be easier to improve since there’s more inherent motivation for improving them.

The first approach seems to jive with people who believe in balance, becoming a well-rounded person. The second approach works well for people who believe in extremes, living on the edges.

While I see benefits in both approaches, especially depending on the situation, I’d say I’m squarely in the second camp. I like the idea of ¬†letting others capitalize on what I’m not good at. Improving my strengths sounds more fun.

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