Who Are You; Introspection vs Insight

My last post explored the value of self knowledge, including understanding our defenses, noting that as we look inward with curiosity we strengthen our self-awareness, gaining a greater sense of integrity, and the freedom to mindfully take action rather than to mindlessly react. To know thyself sounds like a great endeavor, but there's a catch, spending countless hours in introspection can have negative consequences. That's right, introspection can lead to feeling more stressed, depressed, anxious, less satisfied with, and less in control of ones life. It turns out that how we look inward is as important as looking inward. What researchers have begun to understand is that introspection does





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