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Preping for an interview for MBB. I never know how to prepare for the “tell me about a time you failed” q. Can anyone offer best way to approach this and perhaps an example?

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Talked about how we had a conflict on how to approach and we ended at the wrong answer, but the decision-making process showed a lot of EQ and the failure was for reasons unknown during the deliberation

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You want to illustrate your resilience/flexibility/grit. Pick a real, painful failure and focus the story on how you reacted/adapted after, and what you learned.

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I think you can honestly tell them about a time you failed unless it showed a lack of character. In my opinion is about demonstrating introspectiveness and awareness of what caused the failure and how you handled the failure. Then you explain steps you took to improve in the future. Everyone fails so they want to make sure you can handle failures and get better after they happen.

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