S1 - What is Self Awareness
My simple definition of self-awareness is the ability to think about yourself and how and why you think that way. It is the gift of self knowledge which becomes knowing yourself.
S2 - The Difference Between Self Consciousness and Self Awareness
Many of us think that these two things are the same, and that’s why more of us think we’re self-aware than are.
You will be self-conscious without even trying, but to be self aware requires intentionality and effort.
S3 - Two Kinds Of Self Awareness
There are two kinds of self-awareness: internal self-awareness and external self-awareness. Having one doesn’t mean you automatically have the other.
To be aware of yourself also doesn’t mean you’re aware of how you come across to others.
S4 - How To Develop Self Awareness
This section is where we get really uncomfortable and practical.
Self-awareness doesn’t improve with age or experience, it has to be worked at daily. It is development requires humility and vulnerability, two things we humans find very difficult.