Developing a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of ourselves helps us in many ways:
- Understand and play to our natural strengths
- Better recognise how we interact with other people
- Build more meaningful relationships
- Choose the right career or work environment
- Growth and personal development
Our personalities are not good or bad, they just are. We all have natural talents and these are the ones we will most enjoy and be best at. If we can focus on these we can make the best versions of ourselves. Sure we all can, and do, learn to modify our behaviour as we grow, learn and develop. But we will tend to be happier and more successful if we recognise our innate skills, preferences and aptitudes and find ways of expressing and living these talents. This is not to put people in a box. It is about finding out what we’re good at, and why; then putting these to work in all aspects of our lives. If we better understand ourselves then we can make better and more informed choices about careers, work environments, relationships, other people, etc. Self-discovery and self-knowledge help us ensure we know who we are, and if we know who we are, then it makes it easier for other that also helps other people understand us.
So are you ready to explore?