Friday, October 3, 2008

Turning a Weakness into a Strength

So I’m watching the debate last night when I see Joe Biden pull the oldest trick in the book. When asked to identify his weaknesses, Biden says, with a straight face, that he’s excessively passionate.

Come again? Too passionate?

What other weaknesses does Joe have? Too giving? Too caring? Too studious? Too experienced? Too sexy for that suit?

Anyone who has ever prepared for an interview knows this ole parlor trick. When asked about a weakness, you cite strength instead.

Of course, we all have shortcomings and we shouldn’t be too pompous to admit them. It’s humanizing to own up to a few flaws.

But what do I know? I’m just a guy who loves his work too damn much.

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