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How Self-Aware Are People, Really, According to Science? - The Atlantic
Humans’ blind spots are predictable: There are certain types of traits where people can’t see themselves clearly, but others where they can.

[...] People know themselves best on the traits that are tough to observe and easy to admit.

[...] Any time a trait is easy to observe or hard to admit, you need other people to hold up a mirror for you. Romantic partners and close friends might be more informed, because they’ve observed you more—but they can also have blurrier vision, because they chose you and often share that pesky desire to see you positively. You need people who are motivated to see you accurately. And I’ve come to believe that more often than not, those people are your colleagues.
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march 2018 by meitachi
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