Self-awareness: TESTIMONIAL

Recognize and articulate personal strengths, limitations, goals, biases and emotions and assess personal readiness for responsibilities and challenges in diverse life roles.

You can demonstrate your self-awareness through:

  • Engaging in realistic self-appraisal (i.e., knowing what you’re good at, care about and like to do; and knowing your limitations)
  • Being confident and positive about your identity
  • Identifying the skills, interests, talents and attitudes that you develop through diverse life/work/learning experiences
  • Envisioning yourself in the future and taking responsibility for getting there
  • Describing necessary education/training and/or other experiences to prepare for your preferred future
  • Inviting, evaluating, reflecting upon, and, when appropriate, integrating feedback from multiple sources
  • Initiating discussions with others to expand your thinking on your preferred future
  • Recognizing the interconnectedness of your personal identity, life roles and community
  • Confronting your personal biases, recognizing their impact on self and others
  • Recognizing how your feelings, thoughts and actions influence each other
  • Recognizing when you are not ready for work, school or additional responsibilities

Jas has been working as an engineer for the past 10 years and enjoys almost all aspects of the work. However, recently, Jas has been craving a bit more of a challenge. As a technical specialist, they have reached the top level in the organization. Despite feeling a bit bored, Jas feels a great deal of loyalty to their manager and the company overall. Jas has been grappling with how to grow “in place” rather than leave. Discussions with colleagues, managers and the HR team have surfaced several projects that Jas could take on.