Answers to the Interview Question “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

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The more annoying your job interviewer, the higher the chance that you’ll be asked this question: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?” Blow your interviewer away with these 10 incredibly succinct answers.

  1. One word: Manslaughter!
  2. Technology, you know. Computers and disk drives and all that stuff.
  3. My greatest weakness is also my greatest strength. It is that I… care too much.
  4. The ceaseless din of my colossal ego.
  5. Weakness? Oh my! Why that would be Chocolate! Sinful, luxurious, diabolical chocolate!
  6. A lot of people complain about my deep, heavy, lingering eye contact.
  7. Getting caught in the blast radius of my own truth bombs, son.
  8. Surely that infernal monkey’s paw that I acquired from that old gypsy!
  9. Fraternization… With colleagues… After hours… In the bedroom… If you catch my drift.
  10. Truly, my man, it is cystic fibrosis.


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Alex Baia is a humor writer and contributor to McSweeney’s and Slackjaw. He lives in Austin, TX.