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Self-Analysis: First Steps To Self-Assessment And Self-Supervision

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Self-Analysis: First Steps To Self-Assessment And Self-Supervision

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:

  • Self-analysis
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-supervision

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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  • Michael J. Spangle

    I find this article to be most enlightening. In looking at my own life, I would say that the two forces which have hindered my ability to know myself are, first, my fear of what I might find out about myself. Part of this comes from some childhood traumas which I experienced. One of the results of these traumas is that I came to believe certain lies. Some of these lies came from the outside and some from within. The second hinderance to my knowing myself follows from the first. Because I believed these lies about myself, it blocked me from knowing both the true good, and the true bad. This kept me from developing the first and compensating for, and correcting, the second.

  • Phil Partington

    Very well argued rationale for the process and one which is, in my opinion, more than important – it is essential for us to reach the hallowed ground of contentment and prosperity (not in a fiscal sense).

    Having said that, I find it very difficult to achieve, because as has been stated, it requires an ability to apply a totally objective mind to assessing the answers to key questions about oneself; not easy! However, I have found a regular process of self-analysis and discipline in how I respond to certain situations that arise, has helped me become more effective and enabled me to focus on my areas of weakness – I’m sure there are more I have yet to acknowledge!

  • Thomas Elliott

    I highly recommend a program titled “Strength Finders 2.0″ as a tool to help identify key strengths in personality and attitudes. This program provides focus on the strong elements in personality and attitudes. I have recently taken this program and I am already seeing the benefits of focusing on my strong attributes in building my career.

  • Gloria J Bailey

    Interesting self analysis article. One of the ways to know your self is to be able to quietly still yourself and listen to your own spirit.

  • Shawn Mirsky

    Very well presented and it applies to all of us regardless of profession. If you can achieve the ability to critically and objectively review your abilities/capabilities and previous actions, then I believe, you can continually set new, attainable goals. I used to think in 5 year increments but with our volatile times both, economically and politically, I feel I have to continually review my expectations on myself and adjust more frequently.

  • Short but good article. I have always felt that you should regularly “take a long slow walk in the hall of mirrors” to understand who you really are and how your relate to those around you. It is only when you understand that you can bring about sustainable change for the better in yourself.

  • A few years ago I took the class with about a million others given by Oprah and Eckhart Tolle who wrote a book called, “A New Earth”. This was the best investment in self awareness and knowledge. It changed my life and my way of dealing with others. “Whatever you fight you strenghthen and whatever you resist persist.”