It always feels kind of weird talking about yourself, especially when you’re asked to list your “best qualities”. I guess it’s because it can feel like bragging, and no one wants to be “that girl” or “that guy”.
But then, when you think about it, we often have to do this.
When you are applying for a job, the potential employer asks for your resume. You use your resume to list all of your qualifications, accolades, and basically, your best qualities that will make you a great fit for the job. When you go into a job interview, the person interviewing you will ask about your strengths – which falls into the category of “best qualities” – because they are asking – “What are you good at?”
When you are applying for a scholarship, you have to talk about your best qualities and why you should be chosen for the scholarship. Same goes for when you are applying for college.
When you start putting your college application together, you have to list your best qualities and give the college or university reasons why they should accept you.
Listing your best qualities and talking about yourself actually does come in handy in life. You just have to remember to speak with a humble heart.
List your best qualities
- good listener
- solution finder
- helping others fix their problem
- think before I speak
- keep it real
- speak truth in love
- want others to see the best in themselves
- sarcastic – I totally believe this is one of my best qualities – it’s where I channel my humor!
- assembling Ikea furniture (yep, I love the challenge!)
So what are you best qualities? If you had to fill out a profile or application where you had to list your best qualities, what would you include? What would be the reason that someone should choose you?