WE ASKED TWO MARIE CLAIRE CONTRIBUTORS TO TAKE THE TEST
REBECCA DAVIS, JOURNALIST What you see as your two key strengths and weaknesses Strengths: Funny and generous. Weaknesses: Messy and not assertive enough. What your partner thinks Strengths: Sincere and funny. Weaknesses: Chronic napper and bad at time management. What a close colleague thinks Strengths: A clear thinker and unafraid. Weaknesses: Doesn’t quite believe how talented she is and hates talking on the telephone. Your comment on feedback Now I'm wondering what kind of a favour my colleague wants in exchange for those compliments! I‘d like to think both my colleague and partner are right about the strengths, though I don’t know about ‘unafraid’; most of the time I’m a bundle of anxiety. I can't argue with the weaknesses – it’s a good reminder to be more aware of those (and to manage my time better!).
SANDISO NGUBANE, COLUMNIST What you see as your two key strengths and weaknesses Strengths: Determined and courteous. Weaknesses: I get annoyed quite easily and have no patience for ignorance. What your sister thinks Strengths: Passionate and reliable. Weaknesses: Impatient and stubborn. What a close colleague thinks Strengths: Your zeitgeist-y world view and how you are able to articulate it. Weaknesses: Impatient with people, and with what you want, when you want it. Your comment on feedback I can’t really say I’m surprised, while it’s not always easy to hear what your weaknesses are, I think these assessments are rather spot-on.