MBA application asks some version of the strengths-and-weaknesses ..
Our weaknesses are usually a result of over pursuance of our strengths. You are inquisitive and want to do new things always, so completing routine tasks is a weakness. You are methodical and organized, so you find it difficult to take impromptu decisions. You care about people's feeling so you struggle to communicate bad news to them. You are so keen on taking responsibility and want to get things right that you find it difficult to delegate tasks and end up micromanaging subordinates.
Candid Description, Strengths & Weaknesses ..
What did you learn about your own individual strengths and weaknesses through this experience?” INSEAD asks candidates “Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why.
We find it challenging to overcome the weaknesses because we don't want to dilute the associated strengths in the process of addressing the weaknesses. Yet, we can develop perspectives and work on them over a period of time to address their negative fallout. Go ahead and share a weakness using this perspective. It won't ever harm you.