Should you focus on your strengths or weaknesses?
I'll start with the easy answer.
If you're part of a team you should focus on your strengths.
Teams are about balancing people so all the bases are covered.
If someone can cover for your weak spots, move on. There no use spending a ton of energy developing a skill that won't be useful.
Your power is in your strengths, double down on them and refuse to apologize for your weaknesses.
Don't let anyone tell you you're no good just because you weren't born a certain way. ---
Kindly let me help you said the monkey putting the fish safely up a tree. --- Now, if we dig a little deeper we run into a problem.
How do you even know what a weakness is?
Many people like to label stuff they've never tried as a weakness.
I mean, sure. You're technically right.
But if you've never tried something, you could probably get much better in no time at all.
You have to watch out for negative thoughts. People count themselves out too quick.
You can only determine that something is a weakness when you've explore that area deep enough.
It's such a complex question to answer because so much depends on your individual situation.
You need an accurate analysis of yourself and self-analysis is hard.
Usually other people can give you an objective view of yourself, but that is a whole other minefield to navigate.
If you're up for the challenge, ask your friends what they think you're good at vs not good at.
Though, it is important for you be in the right emotional space to really listen, because hearing an evaluation of yourself is straight up painful.
But their answers might surprise you.
And now you have one more piece of the puzzle that is life. - 45 minutes ago