Yep, those are the officially prescribed cookie cutter answers. Greatest weakness? I'm too thorough. I come in early and stay late working free to do a better job. I took a pay cut to save the company money. . . . It all sounds good and goes over well with HR staff looking for good conformers and interview game-players who know how to get in under the radar. The question is always: What will these people REALLY be like as employees after they are hired? A company's greatest successes come from the Innovators who know how to solve problems by thinking outside the box; how unfortunate that showing innovation or free thinking during a hiring interview will likely never get you even hired as you try to get past the dullards charged with interviewing to actually get to the people who would recognize and appreciate your creative skills. The problem in America today is that current corporate thinking is that all of the "bright minds" with the good ideas are all at the home central office being paid 6 figures and they always think they know what's best as they go out on their extended lunches being overpaid and dictate company policy to the other 99% of the company whom they expect to follow blindly without question like so many automatons with no brains. If you are out in the "work force," they don't want to hear from you, you couldn't possibly have any worthwhile input; just shut up and do your job and don't ask questions or you will be bumped. Is it any wonder America struggles in many ways to keep up with the rest of the world------ 80% of our brightest minds and best ideas are never even used.