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Do You Know Your Strong Points and Weak Points? 13 Jan 2010


I think most of the people who decide to see this post are people who know that it is extremely important for us to know our strong points and weak points.

However, I still feel like talking a bit about it. I hope you won’t get angry for my nagging.
Making a right decision about where we want to spend our time to make our life successful is important.

If we focus on what we are good at to reach our life-long targets, it will be the same like flying to our destination. It is much faster.

If we try to reach our target by spending most of our time on our weak points, it will be the same like walking to our destination. It is much slower. Maybe, we will never reach the destination. Who knows? However, it is important for us to correct our weak points.

Then, how to understand our strong points and weak points better? I know that you are keen on knowing the methods. Please be cool down I will tell you what I learn from the books of one of my favorite writers, Kazuyo Katsuma.

First, you can try to analyze yourselves by using SWOT (as picture below), MBTI, and Strength Finder. MBTI? It is actually a test. You can get it by googling it. I think the result is quite useful, but I think it can only be used as a reference, as it is still just a test, no matter how prestigious it is. Then, what is Strength Finder? I have never tried it, as in order to do this test, we need to buy its book. I believe the book it is quite expensive. Therefore, I cannot give you any suggestion. Sorry! Sorry! Can you forgive me?

I think no matter how good the tests and SWOT are. We must still need to experience as many things as possible to understand ourselves better. While I was still very young I always thought that I liked studying very difficult subjects, as I thought I liked to study crazily. However, with the studying experiences in science class for 4 years and my working experiences, I found out that I would be very sad if I needed to study all days every day.

Wow! It takes time to experience many things. How to fasten the process? I think the two methods below can be used to fasten the process.

Try to collect other people’s opinion on us. Through this process, we will be able to discover our strong points and weak points. However, you should remember that other people’s opinion is just a way to judge ourselves but not principles, because other people’s opinion contains some casual and irresponsible information. You should also try your best to keep the ability to judge yourself objectively. For example, if we want to know our writing ability, we can write blogs, as if we write blogs we will know our writing quality by reading our readers’ comments.

The last by not least, write your own history. I think it is quite the same like writing diaries. If we write our history, we can discover our strong points and weak points by using our previous successful and failing experiences. Ha! Ha! I think you can prepare tissue first, before you want to recall your failing experiences.

I hope they do help to make you understand yourselves better.

At the end, can you give me a hand? I hope you can tell me my weak points and strong points on writing. You just tell me your opinion. I accept both good and bad comments. I think you can see my sincere face?

I do not have enough knowledge about copyright. Can anyone of you tell me if my writing contradicts copyright law.

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Comment by Lucus Ong on January 16, 2011 at 15:51

Hi Ramona!

This is the result of my MBTI test.

I think it is quite accurate.

I hope you all can try it.

Comment by Lucus Ong on January 16, 2011 at 15:49
ISTJs generally have the following traits:

Value tradition, security, and peaceful living
Will work long and hard to fulfill duties
Can be depended on to follow through on tasks
Loyal and faithful
Stable, practical and down-to-earth
Dislike doing things which don't make sense to them
Dislike abstract theory, unless they see the practical application
Natural leaders
Prefer to work alone, but work well in teams when necessary
Extremely observant, they take in facts via their senses and store them internally
Vast, rich inner store of facts which they rely on to understand problems which they encounter in their lives
Profound respect for facts and concrete information
Make decisions objectively, applying logic and rational thinking
Dislike change, unless they are shown it's benefit in a concrete way
Have strong opinions about the way things should be done
Appreciate structured, orderly environments
Have very high standards for their own behavior and the behavior of others
Not naturally in-tune with other people's feelings
Able to accomplish almost anything if they put their minds to it
Community minded "good citizens"
ISTJs have one character trait which puts them at a definite advantage in terms of career success - Perserverance. An ISTJ can do almost anything that they have decided to do. However, there are areas in which they will function more happily and naturally. An ISTJ will do best in a career in which they can use their excellent organizational skills and their powers of concentration to create order and structure. ISTJs seem to fit extremely well into the Management and Executive layer of the corporate business world.

The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ISTJ. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed.

Possible Career Paths for the ISTJ:

Business Executives, Administrators and Managers
Accountants and Financial Officers
Police and Detectives
Medical Doctors / Dentists
Computer Programmers, Systems Analysts, and Computer Specialists
Military Leaders
Comment by ra370 on January 15, 2011 at 20:21
What a good-looking post! I'm speechless..
Comment by Patrick Goh on January 15, 2011 at 17:19
Thanks for your remind, good blog!

Comment by Expector Smith on January 15, 2011 at 7:29

Thanks for the tips! Yes, we should know what we are good at and get the most out of it.

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