Two strengths that I have in school is collaboration and flexibility. I feel like I can collaborate well because I can talk to people really easily and come up with ideas that everyone can agree on. In my own words, the definition of collaboration is, to work easily with other people and to communicate well with your group members. One example of this is when I collaborated with my Rube Goldberg group to make sure that everyone was pleased with the idea and concept. I feel like I am flexible in working because I can have a very open mind and still like the new idea. My definition for flexibility is, to sway one way or another without caring or being disappointed. One example of this is when we were coming up with an idea for the project and my idea did not get picked. I was being flexible by accepting the idea and growing with it.
Two weaknesses that I have are being a risk-taker and having analytic thinking. I need to work on this because often times I think of an average idea and go along with it. I will not go above and beyond to create an amazing idea. What being a risk-taker really means, being brave and trying new things, embracing differences in your environment. One example of this was for a project in 8th grade. We had to make a video and mine was very boring and average. I could've made it more interactive and funny. I also need to work on thinking more analytically, because I often think of one idea and move on with it, I don’t come up with a series of ideas and chose my favorite. The definition of an analytical thinker means, to have purpose in your idea, thinking it through many times. One example of this was for my mask, I thought of one idea and then went with it. I should’ve come up with multiple ideas and chose my favorite.
I can work on this by thinking of what I’m going to do before I do it. Analyze my ideas and decide my favorite and think about how I would fulfill the idea.