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Saying that you are a hard worker as a strength will not impress an interviewer. Everyone believes himself or herself to be a hard worker. Saying that a weakness of yours is that you get stressed when someone drops the ball and you miss a deadline will not impress the interviewer. Blaming others for your stress sounds immature and unprofessional.
When you discuss a weakness, consider an answer along these lines: "I often believe I can solve any problem on my own." Then, turn that example answer into a positive by saying: "But I’ve learned from experience that I do need the help of others, and by collaborating more, I now have a better plan about who to call on, and when, so that I don’t try to take on the world by myself."
When talking about a strength, talk about how your interests or passions can benefit others, or an organization. You can say something like: "I’m always interested in the latest technology, and I’ve been able to teach team members about new apps or software to help them work better and smarter." Just be sure to not go too overboard when discussing your greatest strengths – you don't want to come off as cocky, or too full of yourself.