Self-Awareness

noun | [ self ] [ uh-wair-nis ]

Self-Awareness is the ability to see ourselves clearly and objectively through reflection and introspection. It includes recognition of ourselves, our context, our personal qualities, our strengths and weaknesses, our values and beliefs, likes and dislikes, dreams and aspirations, etc., contributing towards our sense of identity. It is also the ability to recognise the contradiction between our aspirations, abilities and values. It is knowledge of our feelings and emotions and how they influence our decisions and behaviour.

Self-Awareness helps us recognise when we are stressed or under pressure. It allows us to see things from the perspective of others, practice self-control, work creatively and productively, and experience pride in ourselves and our work thus contributing to an overall sense of confidence and optimism.

Self-Awareness In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Understand their emotions.
  • Accurately label emotions and recognise how they are linked to behaviour.
  • Analyze how thoughts affect decision making and responsible behaviour.
  • Identify their personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop personal skills and interests they desire to have.
  • Identify their values and beliefs.
  • Analyse how personal qualities and values influence choices and successes.
  • Accept themselves with a sense of optimism about personal abilities and skills.
  • Recognise the different roles they play in the context of age, gender, family, community and school/working place.
  • Recognise their rights and duties as individuals and their responsibility towards themselves and society.

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Also Known As

Hindi | 

आत्म जागरूकता

Marathi | 

स्वतःबद्दल जागरूकता

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