joannevalentinesimson on August 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm This is a tough one. Weaknesses are quite difficult for us to see for ourselves, rather like skin defects on our back. Someone else needs to point them out to us, which they are usually reluctant to do. And even if they do, we are usually reluctant to accept information about our flaws. At some level, I feel that my weaknesses have led me into the life I now lead, which is not conventional but nonetheless feels satisfactory.