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March 12, 2021

059 - The Examined Life - Self Awareness (Part 2 of 3)

059 - The Examined Life - Self Awareness (Part 2 of 3)

Welcome to The Fully Lived Life podcast! A podcast for those who are longing to pursue the full life and want to break free from anything that holds them back. Listen in as two friends - a psychologist, Dr. Merry, and a life coach, Gillian - talk about life, love, and purpose - with wisdom, humor, and transparency -  through the lens of science, psychology, and faith.


Self-awareness - why do those 2 words make us say UGH!  In a study led by Tasha Eurich published in the Harvard Business Review, researchers found that only 10 - 15% of participants are self-aware.

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively.

How self-aware are you? We have a link in the links below for you to take. Dr. Merry and Life Coach Gillian both did the test and held the other accountable for their results.

So What?

From the research, it was determined that there are 2 types of self-awareness.

The first, which is internal self-awareness, represents how we see our values, passions, aspirations, fit with our environment, reactions (including thoughts, feelings, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses), and impact on others.

The second category, external self-awareness, means understanding how other people view us, in terms of those same factors listed above. The research shows that people who know how others see them are more skilled at showing empathy and taking others’ perspectives. (Jan 04, 2018 Harvard Business Review)

Now What?

Therapeutic and Life Coaching tips - complete the assessment:

Here is the link to the questionnaire. Remember to send it to a trusted friend for feedback.


Dr. Merry’s book: https://amzn.to/2rCrJyI

Dr. Merry’s website: https://drmerry.com

Dr. Lin & Associates: http://drlinandassociates.com

Gillian’s Website: https://gillianmcshane.com

Assessment: https://www.insight-book.com/quiz