AT POSITIVE LEADER WE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE KEY TO DEVELOPING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEVEL OF POSITIVE SELF AWARENESS. AWARENESS IS ONE OF THE BENCHMARKS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE THAT PROVIDES US CLARITY OF OUR OWN THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND WHAT MOTIVATES US IN OUR LIFE.
Positive self awareness gives us the power to have influence over life’s outcomes. Through improving our self confidence it helps us become better decision makers. The result is we can provide clarity and intention when we communicate with others freeing us from assumptions and biases.
“ Self- awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts, or emotions do or do not align with your internal standards. If you are highly self aware, you can objectively evaluate yourself, manage your emotions, align your behaviors with your values and understand correctly how others perceive you. Put Simply, those who are highly self aware can interpret their actions, feelings and thoughts objectively. It’s a rare skill, as many of us spiral into emotion-driven interpretations of our circumstances. Developing self-awareness is important because it allows leaders to assess their growth and effectiveness and change course when necessary.”
A Theory of Objective Self Awareness, 1972, Psychologists Shelly Duval and Robert Wicklund.