5 Questions That Will Reveal Who You Really Are

For a long time, I struggled to know who I was. When the question, “Tell me about yourself,” would come up in my interactions with others, I would speak about my job, age, and what I love to do.

In the end, self-examination enabled me to know certain aspects I did not know existed.

There are four aspects to your life – those that everyone knows about, those that are unknown to you but seen by others, those you keep to yourself and those that neither you nor those around you know about.

Getting to know who you are requires self-examination. Through this, you will become aware of who you are as an individual and be able to grow and become fruitful even in your interactions with others.

Here are five questions you should ask yourself:

1. What do you believe in?

For many, the first question that comes to mind might be based on religion or values such as honesty. However, when you sit and really analyse this question, it goes beyond the first answer that you would have.

This is an open question that will reveal what you stand for. It helps in decision-making, especially when in a difficult situation.

2. What are you doing to improve yourself?

We all have flaws that are part of us because no one is perfect. Are there aspects of yourself that you dislike? Have you reached a point where you have become comfortable and unbothered by your flaws?

Asking yourself this question will reveal whether you are taking any initiative to work on fixing your flaws.

3. What are your strengths?

I attended a personal career development session a while back that made me examine myself more deeply. In this session, I was asked my strengths and immediately responded with what I thought I was good at. When asked why I thought these were my strengths, I could not come up with an explanation.

Self-examination made me dig deeper and really know what my strengths are.

Knowing your strengths, you can easily answer an interview question that comes your way. You are better placed to speak confidently about your strengths.

4. What are your weaknesses?

In the same session, this question was thrown at me, and as people were talking about their weaknesses, I was raking my brain, wondering what mine was. For a long time, I was comfortable with some aspects that had become part of me.

On closer examination, I established that my greatest weakness was procrastination, and I eventually started working on it. I later attended an interview, and when asked this question, I already knew how to answer it.

5. What motivates you?

What is that one thing that keeps you going even when you feel like giving up? Is it money, passion or an individual?

You may not know that you are motivated until you examine yourself and dig deeper into that one thing that gets you up early in the morning or keeps you up late into the night.

In Conclusion,

Self-examination is an excellent way to become self-aware of the areas of your life that are unknown to you and those around you. Ultimately, you will be able to make confident decisions that will enable you to grow and be a better version of yourself.