Most of us tend to think of our strengths and weaknesses as two silos. One benefits us and others while the other is detrimental. This is of course true for many facets. There is also a double edged sword to our strengths. It may not be completely obvious but it sits there without us realizing it.
If you’re known for being an honest person. The double edge of that strength isn’t being dishonest. It’s lacking discretion. The weakness of our strength isn’t an opposing view or skill set that we lack, such as analytical people being less emotionally accessible. It’s that if we’re known for researching, we’ll research too much. If you’re known for being decisive you’ll act too early.
When it’s just you or a very small team. These strengths generally overshadow the double edge but as organizations grow so will the echo of this double edge. So it’s best to 1. find great team members that can offset the double edge whatever that may be. 2. Learn to moderate your double edge. Never easy but you have to start somewhere.