The Self-Awareness Guy

Self-Awareness and Thinking about Others

Perhaps you've met individuals who assure you they possess self-awareness and then trample all over other people. It's like the boss who says she's wonderful and caring and shouts at her employees or the husband who says he's a great guy but does things that deeply hurt his spouse.

When you have a high level of self-awareness you naturally think about others. The more comfortable and knowledgeable you are about what drives your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, the more likely you will be to feel happy and balanced and treat other people in a caring, compassionate way. If you solely care about your money, your power, your own success, your immediate needs, your safety, or your own point of view, you're less likely to think about other people.

The key to living a genuinely fulfilling, happy life is to realize that you can take care of yourself and others, not just one or the other. As you become healthier and more tuned in to who you are deep inside, you're much more likely to help others do the same. What will you do to keep building your self-awareness and thinking about others?