Category: gain self-knowledge

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.

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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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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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awareness gain self-knowledge get to know yourself perception personality

I heard the author David Eagleman on the radio. He said something about possessing multiple selves engaged in creating a type of barter-narrative that results in the outward projection that actually ends up being "the self", or what we think we know of it.

The trick here may be to realize that not any one of us is really one person. We're all multiples. In a matter of minutes you can walk from an office space to a playground, where on one end you'll consider yourself underdressed and under-educated and maybe even undervalued... to the other end where ...

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awareness gain self-knowledge perception personality

In the sepia tone mornings or grey scale evenings your eyes can deceive. This limited light can lack a depth of understanding, for the eye and for the mind. For instance, a cabinet against a pulled curtain can look like a human figure, and a laundry basket held in a half light can appear as an unwanted animal, wild or not.

The thing to understand is that this can be true too in the broad light of day, if to a lesser extent.

So remain wary of falling victim to the tricks of a single sense. Full awareness ALWAYS involves ...

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gain self-knowledge Johari Window

American psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham came up with the concept of the Johari Window to help people gain self-knowledge, gauge how people see themselves versus how they are perceived by others and to help define group dynamics. (The term "Johari" was derived by using portions of each man’s first name: Joseph and Harry I.) 

This personality matrix was originally developed as an assessment tool to measure mental stability. The exercise begins when a person receives a list of 56 adjectives including brave, caring, self-conscious and shy. He is then instructed to choose five or six of ...

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gain self-knowledge get to know yourself

You’ve heard the expression “Knowledge is power”, but have you ever considered that concept in terms of knowing and understanding yourself? Once you know who you are, you’ll be able to answer the important questions in life like, “Who am I?” “What matters to me?” “What do I want to do with my life?”

When you possess self-knowledge, you have a true appreciation for:


  • What you like and dislike



  • What you want



  • What your motives are



  • What your values are



  • What you believe in



  • Why you behave as you do


When you decide to pursue self-knowledge, it can ...

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