As humans, we all have weaknesses and strengths. Whilst encountering opportunities and threats as we go about the business of living, these weaknesses and strengths often struggle with each other to dominate the moment. Yet let’s turn perceived wisdom around and ask “Are weaknesses really strengths in disguise?”
Certain so-called negative traits could easily be seen from a positive perspective to answer the question “Are weaknesses really strengths in disguise?”
The habit of trusting everybody may be considered as a weakness, especially if it leads us into difficulty on a regular basis. However, the opposite position of not trusting anyone would most likely create a cold, isolated world for us. We each need to find the best way of handling the supposed weakness in a beneficial manner.
In a similar fashion, the ‘weakness’ of wanting to live according to a personal set of values, philosophical outlook or religious code takes us away from the common ground. Even so, it adds to who we are and is perhaps a strength. And provided we respect the rights of others, we are free to implement such a choice.
So are weaknesses really strengths in disguise? Two examples offered here are, of course, insufficient to help us draw a concrete conclusion. We all know our own situation and how we form our vision of life is an individual issue.
For now, thanks for reading this ‘Are weaknesses really strengths in disguise?‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer
Coach – Trainer – Adjunct Professor – Author
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.
Heart Poems On Waves (2017)
The stage of work (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)