Saturday , November 28 2020

10 Signs You Lack Self Awareness



Self awareness, also known as metacognition is a measure of higher intelligence. What makes human different from other animals is that we have the ability to think about how we think. This means the ability to plan, set goals, and analyze. A lack of self awareness causes us to become self-destructive and to put ourselves in toxic or unhealthy situations. You do not want to be on auto-pilot or a robot do you? What makes us unique and grow is our ability to be self aware. And that’s why psych2go’s videos aim to help us learn more about ourselves.

Are you looking for tips on how to be more self aware? The first step towards being self aware is to learn more about it and recognize the signs we might be lacking self awareness.

Did you know that self-love requires self awareness? If you relate to this video and want to understand more about self love and whether you might be lacking that too, we also made a video on this: https://youtu.be/I75jn1lM-zM

Writer: Carley Swanson-Garro
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Faye Miravalles
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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