1. Self Help

Self Awareness: How well do you know you?

“You’re so self aware” I was talking to a friend the other day about an issue I was dealing with and funny enough, while talking about it and why I felt the way I was feeling, I was able to come up with a solution  and that was it. She commended me on being self aware and that helped see how much helpful that trait has really been.

What does self awareness mean?

Basic definition from the dictionary: Self awareness is the conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires. It is having cognition, knowledge about who you are, your emotions, and motivation behind your actions. It is being able to know what you feel and what makes you feel that way,

Why be self aware?

There are a ton of benefits of being self aware but here just to name a few:

  • Relationships: being aware of who you are would greatly influence your relationship with others. A self aware person is able to accurately decipher their feelings and communicate that to others, able to distinguish their beliefs from that of others and stand true to it. Able to evaluate accurately when otherwise and take necessary actions.
  •  Emotional intelligence: being self aware helps you be in tune with your emotions the right way. You know what they are and how to control them. Having emotional intelligence would be of great help with not only intrapersonal relationship but interpersonal relationships as well.

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  • Growth: a self aware person knows their strength and weakness and is able to utilize that properly. They are able to learn from their mistakes, build on their strength and recognize what needs improvement.
  • Self esteem: there is undoubtedly a certain confidence that comes with being self aware. It greatly impacts how you view yourself which also influences how you’re perceived by others as well.

It’s important to remember that being self aware is not a one- thing event, on the contrary, it’s an ongoing process, one I’m definitely still in .

Here’s a fun little exercise! See how many boxes you can confidently check off this mini self awareness test

self awareness test

So on a scale of 1-10, how self aware are you? Regardless of where you fall on the scale, here’s a challenge for you to search deeper! There’s so much more to be discovered in you and I’m rooting for you!

Check out the how on self discovery if you’d like some practical tips on how best to become self aware.

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  • March 22, 2021

    I’m always self-aware and that’s why I’m never caught off guard if someone notices anything about me- it could be physical, emotional, and/or in deeds. I know it all. It’s a good way to progressively ascertain your goals and make amends if need be.

    • March 22, 2021

      That’s great! And yes it really is a very helpful way to evaluate goals as well. Thank you for contributing!

  • March 23, 2021

    Great write-up, Ade.

    Self awareness could save us from many intra and inter-personal conflicts.

    It also helps dissect how to relate with other people well. It should thatbe understood that, as each finger differs from others, so is our makeup but understanding each other brings harmony.

    • March 23, 2021

      Thank you! And that’s right, there’s beauty in our diversity and even more in owning our uniqueness. Thanks for reading!


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