People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well - Deepstash
Self-awareness blindspot

Our colleagues are better at rating our traits and predicting our performance than we do. When it comes to desirable traits like IQ, productivity etc... we are very bad predictors compared to our peers. 

We know themselves best on traits that are tough to observe and easy to admit like our emotional stability (which is an internal state that it has become socially acceptable to discuss) like anxiety, stress etc..


  • Replace weekly work meetings with team work in high intensity situations. NASA astronauts for example spend 11 days in the wilderness together before any training. 
  • Write your own user manual, or better yet, have your colleagues write it for you. 
  • Have your colleagues rank you


Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.