So the age-old question of "what's your biggest weakness?" is bound to come up in an interview, so I thought i should prepare my answer. obviously i'm not gonna memorize what i'm gonna say (or this next paragraph) but is this a good weakness to point out or is "too weak/cliche?": I think my biggest weakness is/was being timid and having a fear of speaking in front of people. A lot of people notice my shyness and quietness, including my english professor freshman year who commented on one of my papers: "you have excellent insight, but i wish you would articulate your ideas in class discussions." i think i've overcome this weakness by becoming a TA for an organic chem class. I had to stand up in front of a class of 60 people for an hour and a half every week and lecture in organic chem. I also have clinical research experience, where I had to talk to patients face-to-face to determine if they were eligible for any clinical trials. so even though i still consider myself shy, I learned to become more comfortable speaking in front of a group of people and improved my interpersonal skills through these two experiences. whattya think?