So, now I’m worried. I always thought I was pretty self-aware but now that I see the research, I am wondering if I really am. How can I tell?
We know two things for sure: 1) the development of self-awareness is a life-long process that we never finish, and 2) some of the biggest obstacles to increased self-awareness are the blindspots that we cannot see. This is why I believe the best way to test your self-awareness is to ask for feedback from a trusted friend or colleague on an ongoing basis. In the meantime, here are some other things you can do.
I also like this Huffington Post article by Matt Hearnden. Be warned that it has some, er, adult language, but it is very humbling, reminds us all how hard this really is, and provides some concrete steps to consider.
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