Self-awareness is the recognition of your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, likes, dislikes, love, hate. Self awareness can help one recognize who they are and know your abilities. Having clarity about who you are and what you want and why you want it, and allows you to consciously and actively make your wants a reality.
We have the inner self and the outer self.
The inner self is the person that no one else ever sees – your TRUE SELF. This part of us consists of the true feelings, desires, dislikes that we mask from the world in order to be accepted and admired by the wider society. Finding our unique self means removing the mask.
The outer self: we spend so much time focused on our outer selves – the person we present to others. The outer self is concerned with what others think about us. It is always looking over our shoulders at what others are doing and comparing ourselves to others. The outer self is the mask we wear to cover up the fact that we have lost touch with our true self.
Without authenticity, others will not connect with you and you will eventually find yourself alone and your potential redundant.
Is there a difference between who you are and what you reveal to your friends, family, colleagues, etc?
Test 1: Make a list of the difference between your inner self and outer self (these attributes, behaviors, attitudes, actions, weakness, strength, likes and dislikes),
Test 2: Draw your self portrait (could be symbols or colors or objects like tree, animals or equipments) to represent how you see yourself
and use these tests to work on yourself.