The Self-Awareness Guy

Why Are People Not Self-Aware?

Why are people not self-aware? Because they've never been taught how to be or had an example in their lives of how to do it. When you've never been exposed to something, your likelihood of knowing anything about it is nil. In my experience, the vast majority of people have only the most basic self-awareness; they understand that they're alive and that they want certain things but not much beyond that. The key to developing deeper self-awareness is to do things like the following:

  • Discover who you really are deep inside and follow your true path in life.
  • Heal your hurts so they won't affect how you treat yourself and others.
  • Learn how your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors affect you and others and do everything in your power to move them in a positive experience.
  • Be comfortable in your own skin.
  • Be truly happy because you're living a kind, honest, deeply fulfilling life from your very core.
  • Treat people with empathy and compassion.
  • Make the world a better place.

Self-awareness doesn't just happen, it requires moving past the basics of simply existing to living a life of consciousness and deliberateness. You'll know you're self-aware when you no longer just barely make it through each day but rather live with great joy, kindness, and fulfillment.



2 thoughts on “Why Are People Not Self-Aware?

  1. Raul

    I have been self-aware since I can remember. I always felt like if I was the weird one in the group but to me it was normal to be like that. I never had a place where I could fit in, it was frustrating. I always felt like no one understood me not even my own parents. I went into depression and I even did drugs when I was younger. At one point I thought I was going crazy but now as an adult I feel comfortable being the way I am and I’m proud of it. I know things that most people don’t. I’ve learned to embrace myself in how I think and feel. I’ve never met anyone who is as self-aware as I am it would be nice to talk to someone who feels like I feel. I still struggle with it sometimes but I’m getting better each day.

    1. The Self-Awareness Guy Post author

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Raul. As you’ve described so well, possessing self-awareness requires not only the ability to understand oneself but to also use that knowledge to enjoy a happy, fulfilling life. I’m glad you are moving forward positively. Cheers, Guy.