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Is it a good idea to say shyness is your weakness? watch

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    I have an interview for a design internship and I’m just preparing myself for what questions I may be asked. I was just wondering if it’s good to say I’m quite shy as a weakness or would it give a bad impression?

    I would say I am not as shy as I was a few years ago and I have done things outside my comfort zone which effectively helped me be more open (such as getting involved in an exhibition where I displayed my own work and had to talk to many visitors who were interested in getting to know me and my work).

    What do you think?

    Say confidence.
    The answer would be
    At the worst of times I'm not the most confidence however I'm constantly putting myself in situations where I can develop myself to be better in that aspect.

    Sure, provided you make it clear that you are aware of it and are making a real effort to break the habit (like you did above). I don't see any reason why you couldn't use that.
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    It isn't the best response to that kind of question, but as long as you are in the process of improving it and explain how changing it will benefit you in the role then it's fine.

    Its not a weakness at all, its just a character trait. no different from saying you are introverted or extroverted, ok to be both, neither are weaknesses. same with shyness. they're hiring you for your talent, not your personality
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