Who am I?-2
This blog is in continuation of the previous blog in which we were trying to seek answer to the question ‘who am I?’ Let us note some facts.
Fact1-It is very difficult to form an accurate clear self concept.
Fact 2-Human capacity for growth is unlimited.
Fact 3-By being proactive we can unlearn poor habits & learn good habits & thus change our personalities for the better.
Keeping the above knowledge in mind, can we now formulate the answer to the question-“Who am I?”
Forming a Clearer Self Concept
We are able to develop a hazy self concept through opinion of others and by introspection. We can live with it, or make it more accurate by assessing ourselves:-
‘FORM A SELF CONCEPT ON THE BASIS OF CONSISTENT, DEMONSTRATED BEHAVIOR, RATHER THAN ON THE BASIS OF OUR THOUGHTS & PERCEPTIONS’.
It is not an easy exercise, but feasible to form a more accurate self concept.
Create your Personality
Now visualize as to what type of person you would like to be- ideal self image. There would be differences in the ideal self image & the self concept.
Some habits will have to be given up, which are unworthy of you, but form part of your personality because of various environmental influences. It will take time & effort. Similarly some new habits will have to be formed.
Thus you will always remain on a journey of self improvement, because as you mature your ideas will also evolve & so your ideal self image will also keep changing.
All this improvement will take place in incremental small steps.
A reactive person will accept himself/herself as evolved due to the impact of genes and environment. The person believes that the negative aspects of the personality are to be lived with. For a reactive person the answer to the question ‘who am I?’ is that basic nature cannot be changed and I am how God made me and the environment shaped me.
Proactive Person’s Answer to Question- Who am I?
The answer to the question, ‘who am I?’ for a proactive person will be-