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What is your least favorite personal trait, and what are you doing to improve yourself in that area?
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"I try to be a good person, but sometimes I can be unintentionally sharp with my comments. My friends say it's my Polish upbringing but either way, I would never want someone to feel uncomfortable around me. I am very conscious of my words now."
Example #2
"There are many wonderful traits that I will bring to your organization but, like everyone, I have a couple of traits that I would like to improve on. It was brought to my attention recently that I am too brief when giving instructions. I was training a temp and missed some steps because I assumed she already knew what to do. I am consciously trying to be more thorough in situations like that."
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"I am on my phone a lot, on my personal time. Even when I am not working, I am checking my emails or taking client calls. My children have started to pick up the same habits, so for that reason, I am working on being more present, and in the moment when it is family time."
Example #4
"One personal trait that I would change about myself, if I could, would be the fact that I dislike reading. I love to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and take advantage of other educational resources; however, to sit still and read a book is difficult for me. I promised myself that I would read more, starting with one new book per month."
Example #5
"I tend to take rejection too personally which is something that I am working to improve. When working in retail, it isn't a good look to have your feelings hurt too often! I am thickening my skin a bit. I like to take the feedback that I receive and improve myself as much as possible."
Example #6
"I know that sometimes I can turn to humor at inappropriate times. It's a little quirk that I have been working on improving. This situation does not happen in a professional setting as much as it does in my personal life."
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"At times, I get very wrapped up in my work and forget to reciprocate a favor or say thank you. I am very grateful to my friends and family and have started to exercise more verbal gratitude."
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