Category: perception

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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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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business perception

We found a great read on what two subtle changes to daily behavior can do for your happiness, productivity and valued relationships. See a snippet below, and follow the link to read the rest!

"There is no single behavioral change we've seen in our work with thousands of executives that more quickly and powerfully influences mood, focus, and productivity than a full night's sleep."

-- Tony Schwartz, Harvard Business Review, published July 17, 2012

Read the whole post HERE

If you traveled to HBR for the full story, can you imagine what types of fears Kevin may have been ...

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feedback get to know yourself perception

In deep contemplation of life, NASA scientists have gone so far as to land a robot, the rover Curiosity, on the surface of Mars.

What a wonder this is -- the expertise, the time, attention and money paid. Perhaps the early lesson here is that a single body, in this case Earth, can offer only so much insight on itself.

So we strike out; take a great leap into another realm to search for the “building blocks of life”, as NASA has called it. Of course, whatever we find on Mars we can apply back to our own world, our own ...

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assertive perception personality

A story told by a standout high school teacher in the great state of Maine. One of his students claimed she couldn't finish her homework assignment because there was a thunderstorm and she'd "lost her power". True to form, Mr. V. retorted: "Oh, no, don't be mistaken. You may have lost electricity, but NO ONE can take away your power!" 

Each person, we agreed, has an internal source, a place from which they can draw the energy they need to confront any situation, overcome any obstacle. It's easy to find an excuse, even a good ...

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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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