"What are your weaknesses ?"

Predictably, the NY Times praised President Obama’s press conference last week.

After all, he fessed up to a mistake and admitted that he was wrong — something Bush would never do. 

What did he do wrong?

“I was too trusting of the information that we were getting from BP.”

That reminds me of a typical job interview question “What are your weaknesses ?”

Classic answer: “Sometimes I get impatient with people who don’t share my high quality standards”.

Isn’t it a breath of fresh air when people can step-up and be self-critical.

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P.S. Don’t give the above answer in a job interview or your candidacy will be squashed before your very eyes.

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