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The True Meaning of Self-Awareness (& How to Tell If You're Actually Self-Aware)

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The definition of self-awareness

Self-awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts, or emotions do or don't align with your internal standards.

  • If your're highly self-aware, you can objectively evaluate yourself, manage your emotions, align your behavior with your ...

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Internal self-awareness

Internal self-awareness is how clearly you see your values, passions, and aspirations, and how well those standards fit with your environment and your reactions (which include thoughts, feelings, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses).

  • Essentially, internal self-awa...

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External self-awareness

is the ability to clearly see how people view you.

  • People who know how others see them are typically more empathic.
  • Leaders who can see how their employees view them are usually more effective, and have stronger relationships with their employees...

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Benefits of self-awareness

If you’re still unconvinced that self-awareness is a valuable trait to cultivate, here’s a list of general benefits of being self-aware.

  1. Improve skills by recognizing what you do well and what you need to improve
  2. Raise happiness levels by aligning ...

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How to become more self-aware

Ask "what?" instead of "why?"

  • Why questions can leave you more sad or depressed. What questions are more productivend focuses on objectives and future goals, rather than past mistakes.

Spend time with yourself

  • Give y...

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