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Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness

What Self-Awareness Is

It means paying attention to yourself, knowing what’s going on in your life. 

Self-awareness means understanding your personality. You also understand your values, your relationships, and your beliefs. Self-awareness includes understanding how you process your experiences. 

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What Self-Awareness Is

It means paying attention to yourself, knowing what’s going on in your life. 

Self-awareness means understanding your personality. You also understand your values, your relationships, and your beliefs. Self-awareness includes understanding how you process your experiences. 

The Benefits of Self Awareness

It involves three elements to get you where you want to go:

  • Introspection: the process of attempting to directly access one’s own internal psychological processes, judgments, perceptions.
  • Self-reflection: the examination, contemplation, and analysis of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Insight: the clear discernment of a solution to a problem. It’s the result of self-reflection and introspection.

Don’ts Of Introspection

  • Don’t obsess: More thinking about yourself won't automatically lead to deeper knowledge.
  • Don't ask the wrong questions: When we ask why questions, our brain points toward the most obvious answer. We usually land on the one that confirms our pre-existing beliefs.

The Right Questions

  • You should aim for what questions. These will help you to name your emotions, which has been shown to reduce negative feelings and attitudes.
  • Ask questions that shift your focus to its possible solution. They will reveal potential answers to the problem and will also increase your confidence in solving future problems.

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Reflection and introspection

  • Introspection is simply looking in. Stopping there not only limits your perspective, but it can also diffuse it. It can lead some to pessimism, or even depression. 

Authenticity

Authenticity is about getting closer to our true identity.

The more authentic we become, the more we are authoring our lives, and not simply living someone else’s script. And the more authentic you become, the greater is your sense of well-being.

Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”

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Self-awareness has 2 components

  • Internal self-awareness: the ability to introspect and recognize your authentic self;
  • External self-awareness: the ability to recognize how you fit in with the rest of the world. ...

The “bias blind spot"

It relates to our tendency to recognize cognitive biases in others, without noticing them in ourselves. In other words, our brain isn’t built to easily spot our own lack of self-awareness.  

Self-awareness and leadership

After examined the traits that contribute to the effectiveness of successful leaders, researchers concluded that a high level of self-awareness was the strongest predictor of success: when leaders are self-aware, they know how to hire subordinates who are strong in the areas where they themselves are weak.

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Importance of Self-Awareness

Research reveals that knowing yourself better results in stronger relationships, a sense of purpose, greater well-being, self-acceptance, and happiness.

Knowing yourself will make you a bette...

Self-Awareness

It means paying attention to yourself and knowing whether you're happy with what's happening in your world.

It means understanding your personality, your values, your relationships, and your beliefs.

Elements of Self-Awareness

  • Introspection is the process of trying to access your internal psychological processes, judgments, perceptions, or states.
  • Self-reflection increases your ability to exercise control over your emotions. It involves the examination, contemplation, and analysis of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Insight is the awareness of a solution to a problem and the result of self-reflection and introspection.

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