Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment.
Self awareness is important because when we have a better understanding of ourselves, we are able to experience ourselves as unique and separate individuals. We are then empowered to make changes and to build on our areas of strength as well as identify areas where we would like to make improvements.
Self-Awareness is the thinking skill that focuses on the ability to accurately judge your performance and behavior and to respond appropriately to different social situations. Self-Awareness helps an individual to tune into their feelings, as well as to the behaviors and feelings of others.
As a motivational speaker, building my self awareness is an everyday battle.
Here is a great guide to use when trying to build self-awareness.