Again, another real stickler. I’ve been known to answer this question with “I work too hard” and “I’m a perfectionist.” While both of those statements are true, they are really just strengths disguised as weaknesses.
Chandlee Bryan, a career coach and résumé writer, says, “Answering questions on your biggest weakness is a delicate balance. You want to make sure that you provide candid information on areas that you could - or have improved - but you also don't want to run the risk of being eliminated from the game altogether. Therefore, make sure you don't present a weakness that is an integral function of the job you're interviewing for.”