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awareness feedback gain self-knowledge Johari Window perception

Do you ever wonder how other people see you? When it comes to our own self-knowledge, we all have blind spots. We simply can’t see ourselves the way others do.

Know Yourself - 2gno.me

To gain this insight you need peer review; input from your friends, colleagues, teachers, clients or bosses. When we better understand ourselves we can zero in on traits or habits that we can improve upon.

We have mentioned a tool used by psychologists to help individuals increase self-knowledge.

The “Johari Window” is a four-paneled grid that can help us organize areas of perception

1.      What is known about us ...

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irritation moody

Change Moody Behavior - 2gno.me

We’ve all experienced a moody day or temperamental period in our lives. We may feel upbeat for a time, but then descend and become sad or even grouchy. If the moodiness persists it can negatively affect our relationships with co-workers and loved ones.

Short-term moodiness can be caused by a variety of factors including stress, exhaustion and difficulties in your private life or with finances. Long-term mood swings often are attributed to hormonal or physiological imbalances, psychological disorders, or other issues that may need to be addressed by medical professionals.

Regardless of the duration or severity, an uneven temperament ...

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assertive brave feedback gain self-knowledge honesty Timid

What personality trait did Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Mother Teresa share? Each of them was born with a naturally timid disposition, yet they all found the courage to stand up for their beliefs in a very public way that made significant advances for human rights.

A Timid Nature - 2gno.me

We’ve all experienced moments of timidity, but there are many of us who experience it on a daily basis. Some have made their peace with what they deem something they were “born with”. They have learned to appreciate the positive things about being introverted, such as being careful, approachable and having a calming effect ...

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brave caring gain self-knowledge leadership

There must be a breaking point for each one of us.

Eventually you must sleep, bathe or use both hands at the same time for some purpose other than the all-encompassing thrill of “the world in a click”.

So when is that time?

Leadership today needs to get outside the bounds of the current pace, have a deeper than typical series of thoughts on a single subject and to figure out how we can best fit into the plans.

I’ve seen two references recently that touch on this point: Sherry Turkle’s “Alone Together”, a book on digital dependency ...

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