What is Self Awareness?
Self-Awareness or self-understanding is an awareness of one’s capabilities, characteristics, motivations and feelings. It is an awareness and understanding of one’s actions.
The Self Awareness Theory is based on the idea that you are not your thoughts, but the entity observing your thoughts; you are the thinker, separate and apart from your thoughts (Duval & Wicklund, 1972)https://positivepsychology.com/self-awareness-matters-how-you-can-be-more-self-aware/
Why is Self Awareness Important?
Self-awareness is important because it helps you to understand the reasons behind your thoughts, feelings and actions. It allows you to analyse your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to make changes where needed for your personal development. Building awareness of your emotional needs helps you to empathise with and improve your relationships with others.
How to Improve your Self-Awareness?
Try the Johari Window Model created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham.
|Known Self: Things we know about ourselves and others know about us.||Hidden Self: Things we know about ourselves that others do not know.|
|Blind Self: Things others know about us that we do not know.||Unknown Self: Things neither we nor others know about us.|
- Mindfulness or Meditation
- Personality or psychometric tests
- Write your goals, plans and priorities
What are the Benefits of Knowing Yourself?
- Higher self-esteem
- Ability to see from different points of views
- Self-regulation of emotions, actions and thoughts
- Emotional intelligence
- Boosts creativity
- Increases proactivity and confidence
- Promotes acceptance of self and others
Thank you for reading.