Self Awareness

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Michele Smith 3/6/13
Professor: Guilfoyle NUR301


Self-Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self-Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment. As one develops self-awareness you are able to make changes in the thoughts and interpretations you make in your mind. Changing the interpretations in your mind allows you to change your emotions. Self-awareness is one of the elements of Emotional Intelligence and an important factor in achieving success. After taking this class I was able to truly understand self-awareness and how it can affect my life. Depending on where you focus your attention, your emotions, reactions, personality and behavior determine where you go in life. This class taught me many interesting things I never knew about self-awareness. Having self- awareness allows you to see where your thoughts and emotions are taking you. It also allows you to see the controls of your emotions, behavior, and personality so you can make changes you want. Until you are aware in the moment of the controls to your thoughts, emotions, words, and behavior, you will have difficulty making changes in the direction of your life. The two self-awareness’s that affect me and that I learned a lot from in this class were stress and personality. I tend to let the littlest things stress me out. I believe it has to do with my personality as well. I have a very hard time making decisions because I am so worried what others think and the outcome of making a mistake. After talking with my partner on one thing I would like to change about my personality, I came to the realization no ones opinion should affect the decisions I make. I need to work on making decisions based on my…...

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