Is it ever okay to talk about personal issues in interviews if they are relevant to the question and a big part of who you are?
One of my greatest strengths is resilience. This is because I've gone through a lot in the last ten years and the last few in particular.
When I was 9 I was sexually abused. I told nobody for ten years and I let it eat away at me. I went through the PTSD, nightmares, depression, self harm and attempted suicide all alone. After graduating high school I finally came forward and started therapy and taking medication.
I have since realized that this experience is a big part of who I am. Not only am I still alive, but I managed to keep my act together and perform in high school and so far into college (sophomore). This experience has made me realize that I can take on anything life throws at me because of the hardship I've had to deal with.
If an interviewer asks me something like "What is an example of adversity/obstacles/hardship you've gone through?" is it okay to answer with this story?
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