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What is self-awareness ?

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What is self-awareness? Self-awareness is how clearly we understand who we are, how others see us, and how we could fit into the world. According to the research, people with great self-awareness are usually better communicators, more effective leaders. They are less likely to lie, steal, and antisocial. They perform better at work and able to propel the company and world.

Are you a self-aware people?

People in the world are divided into two types, one thinks they are self-awareness and those who actually are. According to the survey, 95% of people think they are self-aware, but actually, only 10% to 15% of them are self-aware. Here has a method to identify whether you are a self-aware person. First, you believe that you are self-aware, and the people who rating you agreed. Second, you believe that your self-awareness is increasing in your lives, and the people who rating you agreed.

Introspected

People think that a person who is introspected is happier, less stressed, and more control of their lives. Unfortunately, research shown that a person who is introspected is more depressed stressed about their job and life. They are less satisfied with their job, partner, and less control of their lives.

Asking “why” is a bad idea            

Self-analysis is not leading us toward to truth but get us away from it. Why? Thinking about ourselves is not equal to knowing about ourselves. When we ask “why”, we try to find out or search for the causes of something. It might be the cause of terrible feelings about something. Or we keep questioning our beliefs. Or we keep thinking about negative outcomes, negative thought about the consequence if you mess up something during important occasions.

For example, Emma, become a widow because her husband past away in a terrible car accident. She keeps asking herself “why me?”. This self-analysis, negative thought isn’t leading her to accept the fact and move forward but cloud her self-perception. The “why” question isn’t leading her to the truth, leading her to know herself but end up confusing who they really are.

We are not able to excavate our unconscious thought, feeling, and motives. They are hidden under our conscious awareness. We normally end up inventing answers that feel true but wrong.

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