Ep 138: Self-awareness: what is it, and why is it so difficult?

In this episode, we look at the concept of self-awareness. It’s core to our focus on personal development and growth and crucial for our experience of the workplace. But what exactly is it?

We describe it as an awareness of ourselves, in context. How do our responses to our environment impact ourselves and others. How aware are we of our skills, abilities, development areas, emotions and so on? Awareness of how we show up in the world, interact with others, respond to difficulties, overcome challenges and so on.

And just like we discussed back in Episode 128, awareness of our strengths and how to moderate them in context can help us avoid career derailment.

Obviously, this is a huge topic – so we’re going to look at simple ways we can develop our self-awareness in the next episode. Please get in touch with any questions or comments. You can email us: podcast at WorkLifePsych dot com.

Thanks for listening!

Resources for this episode

‘Connect and Thrive’ webinar recording: https://youtu.be/U3Coe-WUlYQ

‘Connect and Thrive’ digital resources: https://www.worklifepsych.com/ConnectAndThrive

World of Work podcast episode featuring Richard: https://pca.st/9hp5905d


  • Date June 23, 2023
  • Tags Effectiveness