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When a person is aware of one’s strengths, they can make an informed decision. Discuss how this awareness can help in informed decision-making for a civil servant.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. When a person is aware of one’s strengths, they can make an informed decision. Discuss how this awareness can help in informed decision-making for a civil servant. (150 Words)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of being aware of one’s strengths and using them for informed decision-making.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce by discussing what awareness of strength means and how it is beneficial. Give a brief context with an example.

Body:

Mention what happens when one is aware of their internal as well as external strengths both in personal and professional life. Then with a few practical examples show how this can be beneficial for civil servants in their day-to-day decision-making.

Conclusion:

Give a concise summation of your views to conclude the answer.