My Greatest Strength

My Greatest Strength

What defines strength is different to many people and in many cultures. To you strength may be defined solely by physical strength, but to me it may be defined by emotional strength. To someone else strength is believed to come from within, from one's mind and soul, yet still to someone else strength is determined by strong character traits. My definition of strength is really a mix of all of these things, and to me, whatever one wants to consider strength is totally valid. 
On a personal level, I consider my greatest strength to be my honesty and devotion. People know me as and would describe me as being a very honest person, always willing to say what is on my mind, always willing to tell others how I feel about them, and always staying true to myself. Along with my honesty, I am also very devoted to the things that I want to achieve in life and to my family and friends. Again, my friends and family would describe me as a person that would be there for them at any time and would be willing to do whatever it takes to help them or anyone else in need.
Now, I know that some aspects of these traits may not seem too positive, but to me there is no doubt that they are. When someone is outspoken and doesn't hesitate to tell others how she feels, that is often negatively perceived, but to me this is such a great attribute. Why? The reason is this... by speaking about what is on your mind you are very often led to fight for the things you believe in, are honest and thus gain a reputation of being honest, and express your emotions and get them off of your chest so that they do not weigh you down and act negatively against you.
I truly believe that if more people were honest and upfront with one another then people would get along better. If the social "norm" promoted the expression of one's feelings and thoughts and taught people to be more honest with themselves and with others then people would find it much easier to relate to one another. There would be far less issues of miscommunication, people would feel more confident in themselves, and younger people would be taught to act in this way as they grow older. I think this is so important because, in a world where there are so many problems that arise and so many conflicts between peoples and nations, the strengths of being honest with one another and expecting honesty in return, as well as being devoted to making the world a better place and working until all goals are reached would be extremely helpful and without a doubt would make the world a better, more peaceful place to live.
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