“self-knowledge is less a matter of careful introspection than of becoming an excellent observer of oneself.” Timothy D. Wilson

Wilson suggests some ways that can help us learn more about ourselves, such as really attempting to be objective when considering our behaviors and trying to see ourselves through the eyes of other people. Another way of knowing ourselves better is to become more aware of findings from psychological science. Wilson concludes, “Most of us pay attention to medical findings that inform us about our bodies (e.g., that smoking tobacco is harmful), and can learn about our psychological selves in the same way.”

Source: Association for Psychological Science

William D. Anton, Ph.D. – http://ceoeffectiveness.com

 

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