The end all, take all of job interview questions: what is your greatest weakness?
None of us like fessing up. Sure, we all have something that’s hard for us, but why would we want to tell someone we hardly know the very things that eat at our core?
Well here I am, bearing my soul to all you readers out there. My greatest challenge, greatest weakness if you will, is trust. Either I trust someone right away and trust them with my heart and soul, or I never trust them. Period.
I haven’t yet figured out what it is about a person, or about me, that influences this decision. Certainly some of the factors include my mood, the time of month, the brightness of the moon, the way that person holds their demeanor…anything really. I like to think that I’m a pretty trusting person, or at least I can get close to people easily. And yet sometimes, with a select few, I just can’t get myself to trust them with anything more than small talk.
Definitely this side of the lack of trust comes from many times in my past where I have immediately trusted someone that turned out to be less than savory. Because of the number of times that this happened, once someone has lost my trust, there is almost nothing they can do to get it back.
So I guess my answer to that question is that I don’t really have a steady relationship with the way I trust people. Silly things determine whether or not I do decide to trust them, and once that decision has been made, there isn’t really a turning back from how I think about them.
What do you think, readers? Is this a fault or not? Let me know what you think in the comments section.