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How can I hide my weaknesses from those around me?

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Last Updated: 12/12/2017 at 3:58pm
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RogueZorro
May 20th, 2015 4:49pm
The best way to hide them is to not hide them honestly. Hiding your weakness may only make you weaker. Embracing your weakness and making it into a strength will help you more. Whatever it is. You are not afraid of it. You are not not going to let it control your life because you are stronger than it.
beth95
October 27th, 2015 10:06am
I usually hide my weaknesses from those around me by keeping silent and not putting myself out there.
Bola90
December 12th, 2017 3:58pm
My weakness doesn't show because its my weakness. I do not talk about things that bring out my weakness. I bring out this strong person.
Markimoo
April 26th, 2016 7:34pm
It all depends on what your weaknesses are. Some are easy to hide. But, most you do not really need to hide. You need to learn to not be ashamed of them and embrace them because they are what make you, you. They make you different and yourself. There is no reason to be ashamed about that and hide it.
Anonymous
May 14th, 2015 5:50pm
You do not need to hide your weaknesses from those around you. You should love your weaknesses. They are the things which make you unique. Believe me. If a person wants to love you, he or she will accept you with all your weaknesses.
Anonymous
December 21st, 2015 1:34pm
There are a few ways. Humor, self confidence, and getting evolved in other activities. Sports, music, acting or whatever you like would help. just break out of your shell and throw yourself into what you love. the weakness will not show through that
leahlistens2
February 16th, 2016 7:07pm
Weakness isn't always a bad thing. No one is perfect so what you are weak at you are strong at something else. If you are embarrassed by your weak point, work on them instead of hiding them. Asking help from those around you shows them you are trying to get better therefore are strong
Smilewhenitrains87
May 20th, 2015 5:48am
I'm not sure I understand the question. Weakness as in what? Weakness as in being emotionally fragile? being sensitive is not a weakness. It's just who you are. Rather then try to conceal it learn to embrace it and not be afraid to show emotion. Elsa said it best. Let.it.go. You are human. Part of that is having emotions. The ability to feel is such a wonderful thing. Never be ashamed of that.
MindfulEmpathy
June 11th, 2015 9:46am
I enter every situation with what I like to call "Hopeful Confidence" and I think as long as we don't perceive certain things as "weaknesses" and rather accept them as learning opportunities, then having to "hide" anything will not be an issue.
MissCarla
June 22nd, 2015 12:43pm
Maybe you need to ask yourself why you need to hide that weakness in the first place. It can really help to open up someone you trust.
fromthesea
June 23rd, 2015 3:08pm
You can't, eventually they'll see them anyway. And that's fine. You should show them - it's a part of who you are. And the best thing is, everyone has them so no one cares about yours. Your friends will help you with it and there's nothing better than that. So don't hide them.
Bazinga88
November 10th, 2015 8:47pm
I believe we can only hide things for so long. Eventually the truth has a way of revealing itself. Overall though our weaknesses aren't something we need to be scared of, if we work on them then we can get stronger in those areas thus we are no longer weak.
Anonymous
November 30th, 2015 9:21am
You keep a smile on your face. Chin up. Keep yourself calm and collected. Dont give hints about your weaknesses.