The Socratic axiom “The unexamined life is not worth living” means a lot to me personally and professionally. I like to know, truly know, who I am and who you are at the deepest level of existence. It is a worthwhile quest. Personal knowledge, awareness, is the first step to self improvement. Periodic self evaluations are constructive to those who want to know themselves and challenge themselves to be the best they can be. Hopefully you are one of those types and, therefore, willing to do further self examination. If not, why not?
I invite you to go through the following descriptors and give yourself a numerical rating between 0 – 100 with the highest number reflective of the extent that you are flush with that attribute.
INTELLIGENCE ACHIEVEMENT-ORIENTED HARDWORKING PLEASING
ASSERTIVE LOVING CHARMING CONFORMING SENSUAL
METHODICAL ATHLETIC ELITIST REBELLIOUS SPOILED
HUGGER CRITICAL OF OTHERS BOSSY FEMININE MASCULINE
EASYGOING DARING RESPONSIBLE IDEALISTIC MATERIALISTIC
FUN-LOVING DEMANDING CRITICAL OF SELF SOCIABLE
WITHDRAWN SENSITIVE SEXY KIND HEARTED NEGATIVE
OPTIMISTIC ADVENTUROUS FEARFUL ANGRY GUILT RIDDEN
After you have finished these feel free to add other attributes that you feel are important. Perhaps, too, you may want to invite someone who knows you well to evaluate you on these items. And you could reciprocate (get even!).
In conclusion, what deductions can you make from this exercise as to what kind of person you are? What ratings really feel good and help you realize what a special person you are? What ratings are an invitation to you to improve in certain areas? If you choose to make some changes in a given area, what might help you to do that?
I compliment you for taking the time to do this. Many people will glance over the items and move on without any personal reflection or rating. Glad you are on the journey of becoming your best self – a better way to live!
“The unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates