Personal SWOT Exercise Personal SWOT Exercise Aina Raj

BACKGROUND: SWOT Analysis is a commonly used tool in Business to identify organizational or team Strengths, Weaknesses and drive out Opportunities and Threats. But did you know you can also do your own personal SWOT analysis? Use the results to distinguish yourself, recognizing your unique skills, strengths and talents, plan strategies to manage your weaknesses and threats and take advantage of any opportunities!

NOTE: This is not about being modest or overly self-critical. Just answer the questions honestly – and remember to think about it from both your perspective and  those around you!

STRENGTHS- These are the internal qualities, skills, and attributes that give you an advantage over others. They are things you excel at or characteristics that contribute positively to your life and work.
WEAKNESSES- These are internal factors that hinder your progress or hold you back from reaching your full potential. They are areas where you may need
  • What was the proudest moment in your career?
  • What do you enjoy the most?
  • How would your colleagues describe you?
  • What do you do better than others?
  • When was the last time you were appreciated by your boss?
  • What is your biggest achievement?
  • What does an ideal day in your life look like?
  • What is going right in your life?
  • What are the strengths can become evident from your stories?
  • What could you do better? What do you avoid?
  • What do you hate the most about your job?
  • What is the one thing that you would like to improve?
  • What make you angry?
  • If there is one thing that you want to change about your life what would that be?
  • What is your biggest regret?
  • What is going wrong in your life?
  • What areas do you struggle with or find challenging?
  • What habits or behaviors hold you back from reaching your goals?
  • What feedback have I received for improvement 
    from others?
  • In what areas do I feel less confident or competent?
  • What are the strengths can become evident from your stories?
OPPORTUNITIES- These are external factors or situations that you could potentially leverage to your advantage. They are possibilities for growth, advancement, or improvement in your personal or professional life.
THREATS- These are external factors that could pose challenges or obstacles to your success. They are things outside of your control that could negatively impact your goals or well-being.
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