Before we start our trip down the trail of self-discovery, a word from the skeptics. There are so many problems in this world, they say. How can we justify the time and effort spent on selfish navel-gazing when we could be doing something constructive? Well, the short answer is that a lack of self-awareness tends to make you a bit of an arsehole. Without a healthy sense of humility and self-criticism, you tend to overstate your own needs and downgrade those of others. You tend to ignore or become defensive about your own flaws while exaggerating those of others. If you’re getting a mental image of Donald Trump, then you’ve got the idea.
Part 2 of a 7 part series on self-awareness