Self Awareness

Here you will find all my articles on the topic of Self Awareness & Self Discovery..

The term “Self Discovery” denotes the process of consciously & systematically studying the Self, for acquiring an insight into one’s True Self. In simpler words, Self Discovery is the process of improving Self Awareness.

Here is a list of articles on this topic.


The Idea of Self Discovery

In this article we attempt to define the idea of Self Discovery from a layman’s perspective & outline the three most essential aspects of the process.

The Key Aspects of Self Discovery

In this article we attempt to outline the principal aspects of the process of Self discovery – based on the two comprising disciplines of Self Psychology & Philosophy of the Self.

Benefits of Higher Self Awareness

In this article we take a quick look at the most prominent benefits of undertaking a conscious regular practice ofSelf Discovery, resulting in higher levels of Self Awareness.

Common practices for self discovery

In this article we take a look at some of the most common practices from differing cultural backgrounds that help an individual establish & strengthen their connection with the Self.

The Three Pillars of Self Discovery

In this article, we outline the three key ingredients for your Journey of Self Discovery, and present to you the finer details related to getting results from your voyage.

The Socratic Method for Self Discovery

In this article I outline the key ideas behind the Socratic Method, and expound on its application & suitability for the practice of Self Discovery, & for Self Discovery Coaching.

Journaling Effectively for Self Discovery

In this article, we take a look at the most common practices in journaling, their benefits & shortcomings, & present to you a few recommendations for getting the most our of your journaling practice.

Friendships & The Self

In this article we examine the role of friendships on the development of the Self, and present you with sample Questions related to Friendships for improving your Self Awareness.

Travel & Self Discovery

In this article I outline how travel actually aids in the process of Self Discovery. And the situations when Travel becomes an absolute must for rediscovering the Self.

Meditation for Self Discovery

In this article we explore the idea of Meditation, its origins as well as its contemporary implications, & how it can be used in the process of Self Discovery.

Gordon Allport. Trait Theory & Functional Autonomy of Drives

In this article, let’s take a look at the work of Gordon Allport. Allport is most known for his ideas in personality psychology.

99 Questions for self discovery

The best way for us to find those answers is to develop a healthy & honest relationship with our selves. This book can help set up an initial frame of reference to that end.

Education & Learning About the Self

In this article we examine the factors leading to the lack of education about the Self, and take a look at a model for for undertaking a self directed learning about the Self.

Socio Cultural Environment & the Self

Our Socio Cultural Environment has a very persistent effect on our sense of Self. So much that there is an attempt to define a branch of psychology specifically focused on researching how the socio-cultural environment effects our overall cognitive development. Some of the most notable psychologists who have worked in this area are Richard Schrewder,… Continue reading Socio Cultural Environment & the Self

Audience for the Book

In this article, I discuss the key audience for my book titled “The Stellar Self, how to use the book appropriately.

Uncovering & Understanding our Thought Processes

In this article we take a look at some of the established research on human thinking processes & patterns, and put forth questions that can help us discover & understand our own thinking patterns.

Use Cases & Applications of Self Discovery

In this article, we outline some of the most prominent use cases and applications of improving self awareness.

Attribution Style vs Locus of Control

In this article, we take a look at two similar ideas in Psychology – Attribution Style & Locus of control. We elaborate on the fine details in order to improve our understanding. We further note the key differences in these two concepts & look at the interplay of how these two are inter-related.

How to overcome black or white thinking?

In this article we take a look at some of the most common dichotomies & corresponding trichotomies to examine their effect on our thought processes.