What is your best quality???

I was asked that once in a job interview. I thought for a moment and I said "my drive". If something needs to be done, I wont' stop until it is complete. I love projects, deadlines, stress and I especially love producing great work in the time frame assigned. At work I don't get emotional and wig, I just get a siren on my head and push right on through. I wish I could be like this in all of my life. The interviewer laughed and said "Great, another Ice Queen". He was referring to who was going to be my immediate boss, she was the same way. We worked well together.

Then he asked me what my worst quality was. What a question.....This guy was good. I thought for moment and said..."My drive". The same thing that makes me a good worker can also make me a bad one. I am fully capable of multi-tasking, but if something urgent comes up I will make other things wait until it is done. I will go to all extremes to make sure it is done. At times I get pushy or forceful to make it happen. He just smiled at me and said good answer.

It was true, I can be forceful and pushy and I know it. At the time I don't realize it, but the after thought usually upsets me.

What is your best quality---and your worst??


Blogger drama mama said...

I am a good people person, which lead to my bad quality as a manager. I was a bad delegator. I would do things myself when I should have had one of the minions do it.

11/17/2005 10:20 PM  
Blogger Doctor Life said...

My best quality is my love of God...my worst is my failure to understand those who resent or neglect God. God loves you...for the most part. Take care.

11/18/2005 5:37 AM  
Anonymous Julee said...

I'm not sure about my qualities and really too tired to put some thought into it now, but what excellent answers.

It has been a really long time since I have had a job interview.

11/19/2005 9:49 PM  
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