How Self-Aware Are People, Really, According to Science? - The Atlantic


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Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are. When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. via Pocket
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march 2018 by driptray
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
When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “ very stable genius ,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians . But the truth is that no…
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march 2018 by kohlmannj
When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “ very stable genius ,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians . But the truth is that no…
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march 2018 by sevas
A lot to think about here in the way we assess ourselves:
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When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “ very stable genius ,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians . But the truth is that no…
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When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “ very stable genius ,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians . But the truth is that no…
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march 2018 by bkeetman
One: If you want people to really know you, weekly meetings don’t cut it. You need deep dives with them in high-intensity situations. When I talked with a crew of astronauts who went to the International Space Station together, I found out that nasa prepared them by sending them into the wilderness for 11 days together. Their guides promptly let them get lost, and they said they came out of that experience knowing each other better than colleagues they’d worked with for years. At Morning Star, a leading tomato-paste plant that has operated successfully for decades without a single boss, I was stunned to discover that the founder often interviews job applicants at their own homes for three to five hours.
march 2018 by hoboyobo
Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are. When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “very stable genius,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians. via Pocket
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march 2018 by archizoo
via Pocket, People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well
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march 2018 by snehavii
People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well

Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are.

To see yourself more clearly, ask your coworkers who they think you are. They see parts of your personality that you can’t or won’t—which is why they’re 2.33 times more accurate than you in predicting your job performance.
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march 2018 by jorgebarba
People Don't Actually Know Themselves Very Well When Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “ very stable genius ,” he was accused of lacking self-awareness by journalists and comedians . But the truth is that no…
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march 2018 by Chris.Hamby
Humans: we're not so good at understanding ourselves. Right, ? Alas...
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