In order to grow to be successful, one must be able to know oneself. However, ‘knowing’ doesn’t imply knowing oneself from the outside. That will not suffice. Every individual has an intrinsic personality, an inner soul and a mind that is inherent with which he or she should be able to connect. Most of us fail to do so and hence are often subjugated and controlled by others, perhaps even they take over our entire lives. Hence, it is very important for any individual to keep oneself aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses better than anybody else. For this reason, personal development becomes mandatory and, while developing one’s personal-self and managing his own individual ‘character and behavior,’ necessitates the following:
Although the above three factors may seem to go hand-in-hand, they are notably unique concepts. Of them, self-analysis is the first and the most necessary step to knowing one’s inner soul and mind i.e. Personality Development. Unless this has been fully achieved, there is no provision for self-assessment or self-supervision i.e. Personality Management.
Self-analysis is the initial stage to self-supervision and self-assessment. It is the course of exploring one’s persona, emotions and conduct. It is the process that involves connecting to one’s own subliminal and cognizant mind. There are various tools to execute self-analysis, such as:
- Approach and Attitude Check
- Identifying and tackling positive emotions and negative emotions
- Observe personal behavior at all times and places
- Analyze strengths and weaknesses of your personality
- Take others’ opinions as to what they think of your personality in general
One of the leading maneuvers to start with, is to guide an individual towards an awareness of his or her belief system. As knowing one’s own value plays a major role in decision-making and building personal relations with others, it becomes central to acknowledge one’s own value system. Knowing your own values could be a beginning for becoming more thoughtful and appreciative, and in understanding others. A regularized process involving all the above will help an individual get closer to his or her inner soul and mind. One should keep track of one’s strengths and weaknesses every so often which will help realize and guide one to work on what needs to amended or permanently removed and develop one’s talent and abilities.
In any other case, it becomes difficult to strike a balance in life. Most of the people seem strangers to themselves. It so happens that most of the time we get to know our real selves from others. This should be considered an opportunity to realize and start connecting immediately to one’s own subconscious mind and soul. In order to strike a perfect balance between one’s personal and professional life, self-supervision acts as a major motivating tool.
Adding to this, self-assessment helps reveal a person’s character and behavioral nature. This often involves answering a series of questions honestly. These answers are judged based on a scoring system and determining how well people would fit in within any environment. This concludes all behavioral patterns and enables an individual to identify, realize and enhance his or her own persona.
In a nut shell, developing and managing one’s own personality addresses the problems and issues encountered both at home and work. Self-analysis, assessment and supervision help an individual get closer to his or her personality and repair what needs to be amended in order to face success.
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