What is a human weakness

Weaknesses: answers, examples, list, typical, sympathetic

Indirect Weaknesses questions

  • "What criticize colleagues sometimes for you?"

  • "In which Situations would you like to react differently?"

Direct Weaknesses questions

  • "Which properties don't like at all per se?"

  • "Where do you see you with yourself personal deficits?"

  • "I can three strengths and three weaknesses from you call?"

Already this one few examples Make it clear to you that applicants in job interviews (here: 100 questions for free) sometimes indirectly and sometimes quite directly according to their personal Limits, Limits or even Deficits being asked.

  • But how do you answer convincing on ask according to your weaknesses?

  • With which Strategies and Formulations can be unfavorable Personality traits in the job interview better represent?

  • And how react You on the new and deceitful "indirect questions" that job seekers and job changers face more frequently the number is felt?




What are your weaknesses and if so how many?

Weaknesses: 6 bad sample answers

Please don't be too honest!

Even if it is true, you should never be asked about your personal weaknesses so open and honest reply.

  • "I freak out when colleagues just don't keep appointments."

  • "I like to express my opinion directly."

  • "I let fools run into the void with joy."

  • "I'm afraid of lectures."

  • "I really don't like customer contact."

  • "I'm too wait-and-see and passive in team meetings."

Your personal appearance

Basically it is important to know that the Human factor can neither be hidden in work nor in private life.

So it is not enough to submit convincing and meaningful application documents to get the job you want. The companies always want to get to know applicants in personal conversations in order to get an impression of whether they could really fit into the team and the company.

Realistic self-assessment

But also one personal confrontation with the question “Where do I see weaknesses in me?” makes perfect sense.

Those who can better assess how superiors react to suggestions for change, colleagues to criticism or customers in contract negotiations, will be better able to achieve their professional goals.

Risk of repetition

Another one helps review in terms of "conflicts in the workplace" when reflecting on weaknesses.

If certain interpersonal conflicts arise again and again in everyday work, entrenched role models should be questioned calmly. Otherwise you might experience the same disaster in your next job as in the last.




List of examples: 100 weaknesses as PDF

Here is a list of weaknesses. Which one applies to you?

Think of different professional situations. After all, it makes a difference whether you buy USB sticks and printer paper for the company. Or make an expensive investment.

List: enumerate weaknesses

  1. reluctant

  2. skeptical

  3. concerned

  4. spontaneous

  5. waiting

  6. reserved

  7. carefully

  8. rational

  9. overcontrolling

  10. fast

  11. locked

  12. controlled

  13. laconically

  14. attention to detail

  15. hesitant

You can find out how you can tactically represent these weaknesses in relation to your professional tasks below.

You still wish more Weaknesses? Download our PDF list with 100 weaknesses down!




Typical and common weaknesses of real people

In our application consultations, we keep looking for typical Weaknesses asked. Indeed there are human ones Imperfections, the often are to be observed.

Just think about yours for a moment Work colleagues, at yours boss or yours boss. Many are already falling to you real weaknesses a.

Or use our list of typical human defects. You have already seen most of them live, haven't you?

Common weaknesses

  1. Unpunctual: Quite a few employees and even more superiors are often late for meetings.

  2. Micromanager: Many leaders have difficulty delegating. They control every little detail.

  3. Choleric: When problems arise and things don't go as planned, some people react quick-tempered.

  4. Humorless: According to scientific studies, people with a strong sense of humor are actually considered to be more intelligent. But are also less adapted. Difficulties with humorless colleagues, customers and superiors are therefore inevitable.

  5. Resentful: Many private relationships break as well as professional ones. There are troubled people who are very unforgiving. You just can't let the quarrels of the past rest and keep digging up old stories.

  6. Decisive: It is part of the responsibility of managers to make decisions. But how often have you had to wait a long time for the "yes" from the executive suite yourself?

  7. Unreliable: Commitments are made quickly. And forget it again even faster. Some colleagues have to be constantly reminded that they should still give information, write minutes or complete project tasks.

My effect on others

Just ExecutivesThose who manage projects, teams, departments, divisions, branches or entire companies should know their blind spots.

And be able to give good examples in personal conversations and assessment centers of how over the years you have improved your conflict management, your ability to delegate or your decision-making power as part of leadership competence (here: 25 managerial strengths)

How do I react under stress?

Likewise should Skilled workers without personal responsibility, compare your self-image with your external image from time to time.

It also helps programmers, technical buyers, controlling employees, product managers and project employees to know their own strengths (20 examples). And to have a feeling for personal limits ("weaknesses").

Especially when you have a lot of contact with customers or external service providers, deal with demanding work peaks under deadline pressure or work in project groups.




Sympathetic weaknesses

We are also asked more often about likeable idiosyncrasies in our coaching sessions. True to the motto "A good weakness is better than a bad strength."

List: sympathetic weaknesses

  1. I'm not very good at geography

  2. I need In the morning always one coffeeto get going.

  3. I speech more often to much.

  4. I am rather silentbut if I have something to say, it has Hand and foot.

  5. I always like that many ideasthat I sometimes find the common thread lose.

  6. I have to go more often to askeven though I have the answer should actually know.

  7. I want it most all rightdo.

The sympathetic weaknesses listed here are also used by some applicants. It depends on the professional field and the position in the company hierarchy.

Bosses should certainly not be silent. And geography teachers should know the capitals of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, and Pakistan.




Answers: Good weaknesses in the job interview