7 ‘Weaknesses’ That Actually Benefit You

7 ‘Weaknesses’ That Actually Benefit You

We all have a particular set of flaws, even though, the world demands us to be “perfect” these days. It is essential to recognize our weakness and try our best to control them but it isn’t necessary that they are entirely damaging for us. If we are “too nice”, we tend to not become good leaders.  If we are a procrastinator, we are delaying things and being too lazy, but did you know world’s greatest leaders thought about a particular idea long before they brought it to use?

Here are few character traits that might be your weakness but could indeed benefit you:



If you learn how to worry about the right things, then you need not worry about how anxious you get, ironical? Well, one can be carefree but they won’t be able to find out better solutions as much as you will be able to with the excessive worries. So there goes a pro to your anxiousness. The only thing you must keep in mind is, you should worry about the right things in life, not all.



A lazy person is going to find an easy way to do a difficult job, right? They wouldn’t want themselves to spend too much time on something which is why, if the task is too important they are going to use their brains to find a way to cover the task as early as possible, with minimum efforts.


Too Nice

Are you too nice? Well, then there would be people around you who completely adore you yet, use you for their own selfish motives. This is why it is considered a weakness as you tend to put others needs in front of your own. But, if you are that way, you will put the clients’ goals before your own and this will help you form a trust with your customers and it will eventually pay off.

Further Reading: 6 Signs of Fake Nice People You Should be Aware of



If you always have in your mind what could go wrong, you are possibly saving yourself from damages that could ruin your life (or day). If you are well-aware about the potential downfall, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are negative but it suggests that you prefer to be up to date!



It is good to be true, but sometimes when you can’t ever lie, it accounts as a weakness because you fail to win over someone else by simply lying. You tend to be too frank and people can get awkward around you, although you believe it’s good not to beat around the bush. But, in the long run it will help you as you would know what your true emotions are.

Further Reading: 7 Things to Do to Get Your Life Together



If you are too intense about something, you get it anyway you want. When there is a high point in your life, you are too happy and when it’s low, you might tend to get inside a dark room and sit in there for hours. Sometimes, this is too much for people to handle and thus they get away from you. But, it can help you achieve your goals in life and what else is best for you?


Being Naïve

When you over-think, you tend to form obstacles in-front of you which are not there on the first place which is why when you are too innocent to think everything through, you won’t even think that you will not be able to achieve your task. Thus, you will be able to deal with the problems when its time and not ponder over it.

Further Reading: Life Lessons We Have/Can Learn From Watching Cartoons


If you know it, you are better off

The good point about having these weaknesses is at least you are aware about them and thus, you can make conscious decision about how to use them. You would know when they are out of control and when should you hide these weaknesses. When you know about them, you can try to mend them which will help you improve yourself and the way you communicate with others.  When you take steps to overcome your weakness, you will grow better.

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