Assessing My Self-Awareness
Self awareness is an essential key to improve one’s personal and interpersonal functions. It includes the recognition of one’s own personality, knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses and what they like and dislike. Improving and developing our self awareness can help us manage stress and pressuring situations. Self disclosure is the key to the improvement of self awareness: without it, we cannot know ourselves. The support and feedback received during this process contributes to greater self awareness as long as it does not cross the sensitive line.
To become self aware, a person must understand himself / herself in many areas including emotional intelligence, personal values, learning style, orientation toward change, and core self evaluation that drive their behaviors. I have become knowledgeable of myself through a diversity of experiences and situations that I faced throughout my life.
Emotional intelligence is an important predictor of managerial success. It is the ability to manage oneself and to build and maintain relationships with others. It is necessary to develop social and behavioral competencies. I consider myself a person who knows how to control his emotions, especially in stressful situations where decisions must be made on the spot. I know how to lead a team, I am calm and I face situations in a tranquil state of mind; not letting my anger burst out. In fact, I have come to realize that facing situations with stress and negativity will only harm me and my team. Moreover, I analyze my mistakes and the mistakes of others to learn from them and avoid repeating them. I can manage the behavior of others by pointing out the mutual goal that we aim to achieve, because sometime with time pressure, people forget the objectives and focus on the details. Acquiring these skills, along with learning how to motivate others, enhanced my leadership capabilities. In addition, I do not allow my feelings to dictate my...