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20 questions to help you better understand yourself
20 questions to help you better understand yourself

Self-awareness is the key to personal success. However, learning to understand yourself is not so easy.

20 questions to help you better understand yourself
20 questions to help you better understand yourself

There are three things that are extremely difficult to do: break steel, crush a diamond, and know yourself.

Benjamin Franklin politician, scientist and inventor

Ask yourself these 20 questions

Unfortunately, there is no single path to self-awareness. Every person is unique. And the only one who can help you know yourself is yourself.

Some say that for this you just need to live, and wisdom will come by itself. What if it takes 60 years? You can wait, but then you will have an unconscious life behind you.

To speed up this process, first answer the following questions honestly. You can do this in any order. Don't think too long about your answer. The one who first appears in the thoughts will be the faithful one.

  1. What can I do well?
  2. What am I doing very well?
  3. What am I doing badly?
  4. What am I getting tired of?
  5. What is the most important thing in my life for me?
  6. Who are the most important people in my life?
  7. How many hours of sleep do I need per night?
  8. What makes me nervous?
  9. What calms me down?
  10. What is success in my understanding of this word?
  11. What type of worker am I?
  12. How do I want to look in the eyes of others?
  13. What makes me sad?
  14. What makes me happy?
  15. What makes me angry?
  16. What kind of person do I want to be?
  17. What kind of friend do I want to be?
  18. What is my opinion of myself?
  19. What do I value in life?
  20. What am I afraid of?

Please note that everyone interprets these questions differently. This means that there are no right or wrong answers to them.

Analyze the answers

Answering these questions honestly will help you redefine and improve your life. The process itself is important here. By answering questions clearly, you develop your thinking.

Aristotle used the word "logos" - concepts that contain the speaker's unbiased logical arguments.

Learn to express your feelings and emotions in words. Your answers must be sincere so that you understand your strengths and weaknesses. Don't try to hide something from yourself or make yourself look good.

Pay attention to what qualities you would like to change, what hinders you in life. Do what you know how and what makes you happy. Avoid what you do wrong and what makes you unhappy.

Just don't go overboard. Remember that there are wonderful moments and difficult situations in life. If you have difficulties in your personal life, you should not immediately break off the relationship. Just be aware of the cause of these difficulties, such as selfishness, lies or misunderstandings, and try to eliminate them.

Additional Tips

  • Study the works of philosophers.
  • Be neutral in your conversations. Don't try to be right all the time. View the problem from different perspectives.
  • Write down your thoughts. Always ask yourself why something happened.
  • Speak. Communication is very important. Talk to family, friends, colleagues. By expressing your feelings, you will know yourself, especially if you are asked questions that make you think.

This method can be the beginning of your path to self-awareness.

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