It is a commonly accepted fact that MBA aspirants should understand their strengths. But, more than strengths, it is all the more important to identify the weakness, such that they can work on it and can get out of the same. This is highly important to succeed in the MBA admission process. Generally, in most of the cases, during an MBA personal interview, candidates are asked about their strengths and weaknesses. Here, some candidates feel that they should not showcase their weaknesses. But, the admission committee does not expect to hear a candidate stating that he has no weaknesses. When a candidate states that he has no such thing as weakness, the admission committee will feel that he has no knowledge about himself/herself. So, here are some tips that will help candidates to identify their weaknesses:
Make an honest assessment of your personal traits:
The first step in this process involves conducting an honest assessment of your personal traits. When conducting a self-assessment, it is important to identify the subjects that you love and those that you do not want to work on. For instance, if you do not like spending time sitting in the same place for long, your weakness may be your lack of focus and patience. If you do not love to work as a team, you might have difficulty in accepting criticisms from others. Even, your lack of sharing and compromising ability might be preventing you from working with a group. The base idea is that you cannot improve on anything that you cannot measure. So, make an honest evaluation about yourself.
Accepting the weakness:
This is the second step in the process. Only when you accept your weak areas, you can work on them to improve, otherwise, there will not be any chance to overcome. How to identify whether you truly accept your weakness or not? If you tell the following statements to yourself, you can identify that you are not truly accepting the weaknesses:
- ‘It does not really matter’
- ‘It is not going to affect me in any way’
- ‘Everyone has this weakness’
It is true that every human has some weaknesses. But, those identifying and accepting are succeeding in their life by overcoming the same.
Even though, you might ask ‘how to love my weakness?’, the fact is that only when you love it, it will turn out to be your prospect for better future. You will automatically learn how to turn your weakness into strength to succeed in your education and in your career as well. Remember that weaknesses always bring with them the prospect for personal development.
Now, let us find how to get out your negatives:
Just break your biggest weakness into smaller ones, so that you can slowly get out of one after the other. This will also make the process of overcoming easier.
Do not be in a hurry:
When you are in the process of overcoming, you should never be in a hurry. After having grown so many years with a weakness and after spending so many days in identifying it, you should never be in a hurry to get out of it. Slowly work on your weakness and also remember to share the steps that you take for overcoming your weaknesses with the admission committee during your MBA admission process.