We've all got secret weaknesses.
What’s your biggest weakness? Do you even know what it is, or do you have an idea at the back of your head of what it could be but you push it back and try not to deal with it? Is it obvious for all to see or hidden away?
If you’ve made peace with the fact that you’re not perfect, maybe you think if you don’t acknowledge your flaws, they’ll decrease in importance and gradually fade away. The thing is that it’s that knowledge of one’s weaknesses, failings, and repeated mistakes that help us to grow stronger and become better people.
There’s a domino effect when it comes to our weaknesses. They can start out harmless enough. Maybe you can’t resist eating a whole sleeve of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. You know that eating all those cookies isn't going to harm anybody. You might feel a little buzzed from all that sugar and suddenly find yourself on a sugar high, but it’s no big deal. But your weakness in eating cookies can morph, and suddenly, you are eating large quantities of all kinds of desserts.
Your weakness can turn into a vice or a bad habit. One day it’s one cigarette, the next, it’s two packs a day.
We all have weaknesses, it’s just that many of us have trouble admitting them to ourselves or coming clean about them with other people.
If you’re aware of your biggest weakness, you’re less likely to find yourself out of control. You know that you tend to get very heated when it comes to having a disagreement with someone and that you’ve lost some important people in your life because of it. By being aware of this weakness, you can stop yourself from going overboard and you can adjust your behavior, cool down and agree to disagree.
Here's your biggest hidden weakness, based on your zodiac sign.
You make decisions too quickly and sometimes for the wrong reasons. You'll take action on information that you haven't thoroughly checked out or you'll decide to do something to get a reaction from another person. This can lead to risky, impulsive behavior and it can get you into trouble.
When you want something, you want it now which can lead to all kinds of self-indulgent behavior. Everyone has guilty pleasures, things that they indulge themselves in from time to time, but it's hardly a guilty pleasure if you constantly allow yourself your every desire. It might be your go-to coping mechanism but you overdo it constantly. Practice discipline and say "no" to yourself from time to time.
Your biggest weakness is that you love to hear yourself talk and you tend to go on and on about a subject even when it's not the appropriate time. The barista at your favorite coffee shop has other customers and doesn't have time for you to pontificate on the best alternative methods for farming coffee beans. Know your audience and try not to engage in deep conversation with every person you encounter.
You have mother issues. You're either really close, talking to her many times throughout the day, or you blame her for everything that's gone wrong in your life. You need to do whatever you need to come to terms with your mother — make peace or cut the cord. You don't have to cut her out of your life completely or force closeness, just get the interaction between the two of you to a manageable place.
You have the classic Shakespearean hero's weakness — you're very susceptible to flattery. If someone praises and compliments you enough, they can get you to do almost anything. You need to access the inner reserve of self-confidence and self-satisfaction. The only person whose good opinion of you that you should rely on is your own.
Your need for cleanliness and order can get way out of hand. No one's saying that you have to be a slob but you can get kind of obsessed when it comes to cleanliness. When cleaning gets in the way of doing other things, then it's a problem.
You get consumed by making sure that everything is in its place and is spotless. Life is messy and there are some things that you need to let go of in order to live a full life. If it comes between going out and having fun or cleaning your bathroom for the third time this week, go have fun.
Your deliberate avoidance of extra conflict is a definite weakness. If pushed to your edge, you'll react to something even if it means having a conflict, but otherwise, you'll hold back with your emotions and you'll fake that everything is fine. You want balance but it's not a true balance if you're only pretending that everything is fine.
You absolutely refuse to take "no" for an answer. It's great that you're persistent and goal-orientated, but just because you want a "yes" doesn't mean you're always going to get it. When you hear "no" it's almost as if something switches on and you get intensely focused on changing that answer. Not every no is a call to action. Pick your battles wisely, for your own sake.
Your weakness is that your tendency to be irresponsible. Since you're also blindly optimistic you figure that things will work out, even if you don't handle them. Uh no, that's not the way things work. If you don't take care of something like your taxes or your car registration, they get worse. You can just ignore the unpleasant parts of life, but there are times when you've got to put on your big girl pants and handle them like a grown up.
If it's a choice between the easy way or the more difficult way, you'll choose the harder way. You just don't trust that not everything has to be hard work or complicated. Just because something is easy doesn't mean it's worthless. It's okay to give yourself a break every now and then.
Your weakness is that you tend to over-explain things and it can come off as condescending and/or boring. You're smart and you get excited about new technologies and concepts, but you need to go from a place that everyone has at least a modicum of knowledge. You don't have to include every detail — a rough outline will do just fine.
You take everything too personally. It's fantastic that you're such a caring person but there are some things that you have no control over and you'll just make yourself sick if you worry about them. Don't do or feel more than you can handle without hurting yourself physically and emotionally. You do enough as it is, so stop beating yourself up for not doing more.