10 Weaknesses to Use for the “Strengths and Weaknesses” Interview Question

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1. I can be too detail-oriented.

Sample answer: “I can find myself getting too heavily involved in the details of a project. While this is an indicator of my passion for the project, I can spend too much time focusing on the minor details and forget about the holistic needs of the team.”

2. I can care a little too much about our customers.

Sample answer: “At my previous job, I found myself using too much empathy. In certain circumstances, like in a nursing home, you have to distribute empathy equally. I found it difficult not to connect with a few patients emotionally.”

3. I have a hard time saying “no.”

Sample answer: “Saying no is really difficult for me. I like to make sure that our customers and team members are happy. Though, I recognize that if I say ‘Yes’ all the time, I might not be able to follow through with my promise. And this lets my team or customers down even more.”

4. I have a hard time letting go of a project.

Sample answer: “When I’ve spent a healthy amount of time and effort on a project, I have a hard time letting others get involved. . .

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