Being able to answer this question positively will show maturity and that you are able to glean learning opportunities from situations that might be uncomfortable. Learning often requires that you step out of your comfort zone to reflect on what you can do differently in the future.
The employer wants to know about experiences you have had that have been learning experiences for you. Even negative experiences provide opportunities to learn and grow, and your prospective employer wants to know you can take an experience, for better or worse, and learn from it to do better going forward.
Points to Emphasize
Your employer wants to know what you bring to the table, including learning experiences you have had and how you have grown from potentially negative experiences.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
You need to paint yourself in the best light while providing relevant examples when answering this question. Here are some things to avoid.
Giving a real answer that shows what you have learned from past experiences that you can apply to your new job is essential, as in the following sample response:
I have admittedly had a problem in the past with being forgetful. My last job I had the opportunity to keep track of many different schedules. I was expected to remember all of these things and the most important thing that I learned was the importance of finding a system that works for you to overcome shortcomings. This system will be different for everyone, but acknowledging shortcomings and implementing a way to overcome them is imperative.