When we first began this program, we were asked to view a list of 24 different characteristics we could posses and pick our four strengths and our one weakness. So, here, today, I am going to share those with you.
I, and everyone alike, is a superhero. We all posses things that make us unique and that can help save others. Even if saving others isn’t necessarily like a heart surgeon, but is also just bringing joy into the lives of people around you, and that's what a superhero is to me, someone who changes other’s life for the better.
My Super Strength and Weakness
- Love of learning
I am someone who loves learning. I am a very involved person at school because, frankly, I don’t like being bored. I am basically the definition of a people person. I love to learn new things, and in two different senses. One, in the way where I learn math and language and sciences. And, in the other way, where I learn about life lessons that I will carry on for the rest of my life. The other day, my LA teacher told me that sometimes, I just need to say what I feel and not let people talk for me. She said that, as a women, that’s something that is good to learn at a young age. I think when I learn little things like that, I am learning the best way, and I love that.
I am a really enthusiastic person. I like to be goofy and silly and very loud. I was thinking the other day about life. I sometimes just catch myself of guard getting into these deep thoughts about different things in life, but don’t we all? I am sometimes a shy person in front of people but not with people I know. But if I say something wrong in class, is somebody really going to look back at that moment 30 years from now, or on their deathbed and say “Oh, I remember when that Julianna girl got that question wrong” or when I got one bad grade. No, so why should we be so hesitant or embarrassed of our flaws and not just be energetic and show our appreciation for people in our lives? The other day, I hugged my best friend and told her how grateful I was to have her and she looked at me weirdly because I don't usually just say that, but I am truly grateful to have those people in my life. I am grateful that they are apart of this adventure we call life. I think that if everyone loved themselves and life and possessed vitality as a strength, this word would be such a great place, because really, we do only have this life. SO, be energetic and enthusiastic about every little moment. Just smile more and laugh more, because that’s what I do and I think that’s one of my strengths...I do also wish that I could share that with people and help them learn to have more vitality about life.
So, I possess humor, and I feel it’s one of my strengths. I am usually one of those people who tends to say “well at least..” In bad situations. I like to be playful and tease my friends. If you were to ask any of my friends, they would most definitely say I am jolly. I like to be that annoying friend that is overly happy. I was working on a project with a group and they got off tracked and they started saying that I only ever looked happy. Which, I guess in some sense, is true, but in others I just don’t show my sadness all the time. I feel that this would be a great superpower because I like to make others happy, and i think everyone should have this as a superpower.
I like to be a leader. I feel this is strength because it comes so naturally to me. I like to help others know what to do and understand better. I do, also feel like everyone has leadership in them. I think that some just don’t show it as well as others.
And my weakness?
ModestyI don't necessarily feel comfortable being the center of attention. I feel awkward when people talk about me or are looking at me. Oral presentation is one of my downfalls and as well as speaking in class. I have my ideas, I just don’t share them as well as I could because I fear of what others think. I do realize that all I just said about my weakness counter react to what I said about my strengths and that's why I feel this is a weakness, It affects the quality of my strengths and that why I wish it was not a weakness of mine, but it is. I, probably like many of you, have somebody we wish to be. I wish to be a great student, a great leader, funny, enthusiastic, nice, pretty, have friends that they call me their friend too. But, our weaknesses often hold us back. That’s why they are our weaknesses after all… I think that I can’t always be myself around people because of modesty, I fear what they think of me and that they are thinking about me in general, and that’s why this is my weakness.
I also think that one of everybody's weaknesses is admitting it. It was hard for me to look at these different personalities and look at myself from a critical angel. I think that when we do that though, there is a great chance that we can learn form it, learn form our weakness, so, soon enough, we wont have that particular thing as a weakness.