Self-Awareness Is Knowing How Others Perceive You

How are you perceived by others? Does it match how you perceive yourself? Most likely not.

Bruce Kasanoff writes: One of the smartest insights I’ve seen a leader share this year came from the CEO of Utah-based Weave, Brandon Rodman, who wrote, “Contrary to what the phrase self-awareness implies, it means to be aware how others perceive you. It’s NOT how you perceive yourself. It doesn’t matter if you think you are aggressive, it matters if others do.”

So when you catch yourself saying that you are self-aware, you probably aren’t.