Soft Skills – Strengths or Weaknesses?

Soft skills are essential in today’s workplace. They are how people interact with one another, with their workspace, and sometimes even with themselves. Personally, I don’t think I have that many “hard skills”, and I have tried very hard to build up my list of soft skill strengths. Some of these include communication, time management, work ethic and a deep willingness to learn. Some of these broad topics, like communication and work ethic, also contain my weaknesses, and they are things I am actively trying to build up. Things like public speaking and procrastination, even working as a team, are constant struggles for me because I prefer to do things in my own time, and my own way. I also tend to be a very logical thinker and try not to let emotions get too much involved when working on projects, even if I am very passionate about the topic. Unfortunately, this has led me down some narrow paths, where I have made the wrong choice for my old company’s perspective, but not for my own. While I was a manager at my last job, I put my staff and my clients first, and myself second or even third. This was not healthy, and I learned quickly that I needed to find a balance between logical and emotional, I am hoping that being back in school as a mature student will help. Some of my other traits that I consider strengths are I am adaptable and flexible; I move with change as it comes. Another couple of traits I would consider weaknesses are negotiation and energy. I realize that was a weird one to include, but I am not a very energetic person, either in attitude or in physical being.

I am trying to improve on my weaknesses and to build on my strengths, to be the best that I can be, and I appreciate my classes giving me the opportunity to do so.

References

Doyle, A. (2019, August 24). Top Soft Skills Employers Value with Examples. Retrieved from The Balance: Careers: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-soft-skills-2063770

Published by Natalie Bartley

I am a fantasy/sci-fi/smut writer, my first book "Love and Pain in Zion" is available on Amazon. I am also scribing for Medea, the Sorceress of Colchis on the blog Legends of the Veil (https://curseofthefallen.wordpress.com), and Amphitrite on In the Pantheon (https://inthepantheon.com). My husband and I are planning on opening up a New Age/Metaphysical store, where I am running the storefront and he is running the services in the back. Since he is already a licensed interfaith minister and can perform weddings in Ontario, and a Reiki master, we can start offering services soon. I am enrolled in Witch School International as a seminary school of the Correllian Nativist Tradition. I have mostly completed my First Degree clergy status, and am almost finished my Second Degree. Brian and I run a local temple (Temple of the Night) which is a part of the Correllian Nativist Tradition. We are currently the only temple with full temple status in Canada.

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