Who am I?
Self-Awareness: Getting a Baseline Assessment
This writing exercise should be done first, as it asks you to practice introspection to reflect on who you are and what you are like, from your own subjective point of view.
Your honest answers will serve as a baseline from which you can learn more and track your future growth.
Most people don’t know know who they are and what they are like, and perhaps none of us will ever know ALL there is to be known about ourselves. That may simply be the truth of what it means to be a human being. Go figure.
Directions: Find some quiet space and enough time to describe yourself to yourself with the highest degree of accuracy possible. Try to be as honest as possible. Do the best you can and be sure to allow yourself enough time without feeling rushed. Use the questions as you like or simply free write.
Describe yourself off the top of your head without thinking too deeply.
“Off the cuff,” what are you like?
Think a bit more deeply now. Pretend you are another person who knows you pretty well.
What are you like?
Write as much as you can for as long as you are able. Be as honest as possible without fear.
How much do you know about your body? Your emotions?
How much do you know about your mind, your thoughts?
Is there something else that makes you, you, beyond your body and mind? Hmmmm….just let your self-awareness unfold in writing….