Having recently being presented with two projects in which I had to both create and present oral performances of selected topics I felt this post was appropriate to make. Looking at myself and how I go about tasks I started identifying my strengths and weaknesses one example being how I struggle to talk in front of people and never know how to word myself. Even though this is a weakness of mine I find that when typing out what it is that I would like to say my message comes across a lot clearer therefore I would say that academic and formal writing for me is a strength.
This has not always been the case though where as during my studies in school my English both in writing and oral was below the average standards. Outside of language abilities and communication I found that I have a lot more strengths and weaknesses about me. Coming from a creative background and studying from a fine art perspective I always try and achieve this hyper realistic finish to my work and pick out faults. This has both up and down factors such as how I feel I am never finished on a piece of work, once completed and reviewing I will find a slight detail out of place and want to start over again although because of this I find myself working to higher standards. In a sense this could be a set back when working within the game industry as an animator/ artist because of the high demand of work and deadlines to meet along with having to accompany one style of work with other team members. This again is a skill I am hoping to develop on.
Briefly looking into a few more strength and weaknesses of mine and only naming a few I find that i tend to steer off topic a lot within all fields of my work this again relating back to meeting a brief and deadlines. I’d like to think of myself as hardworking and constantly creating pieces although sometimes this can be too much where as I could focus on the one piece for an extended amount of time. A final weakness that I have noticed within myself is how I struggle to concentrate on written pieces where as I would much rather be hands on with my work.
Overall I believe it is safe to say that even if something is a weakness there can always be a plus side to this and room to improve, all strengths come with a downside and all weaknesses come with a positive.