Knowing your strengths can help you focus on and use them to your advantage. Odd as it may seem, not all of us know what we’re good at, though. One shortcut to figuring it out? Consider the compliments you brush off.
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If you can’t take a compliment, you’re not alone. Many of us have a habit of doing that, and here’s the thing: by brushing off compliments, we might be shrugging off our strengths. Career site The Muse puts it this way:
All too often, we’re oblivious to our strengths. When you do something reflexively well, it’s easy to overlook it. Keep your ears open for compliments that you habitually dismiss, not to be coy, but because this thing feels as natural as breathing…Don’t assume that just because something comes easily or seems obvious to you, it’s not rare and valuable to someone else.
The Muse has additional insight for finding your strengths, so be sure to check out their full post at the link below.