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Self-reflection is the ability to witness and evaluate our own cognitive, emotional, and behavioural processes. In psychology, other terms used for this self-observation include ‘reflective awareness’, and ‘reflective consciousness’, which originate from the work of William James.

Self-reflection depends upon a range of functions, including introspection and meta cognition, which develop from infancy through adolescence, affecting how individuals interact with others, and make decisions.

Self-reflection is related to the philosophy of consciousness, the topic of awarenessconsciousness in general, and the philosophy of mind.

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Self-reflection is a process of communicating internally with oneself. When one takes time to think about their character or behavior, they analyze the reasons that caused the behavior, where this comes from, what the outcome of the behavior means to them, is it effective for them and what they can do about it. Individuals process this information about themselves to help them find methods to deal with the information gained during the self-reflection process and applying this information to future behavior has been shown to elicit strength and joy. Self-reflection helps people in multiple ways. First, self-reflection fortifies an individual’s emotional stability. When setting aside some effort to self-reflect they are looking inwards. This assists with building two parts to their emotional intelligence: self-awareness and self-concept. Self-awareness enables a person to comprehend their feelings, qualities, shortcomings, drives, qualities, and objectives, and recognize their effect on others. Self-concept includes the capacity to control or divert their troublesome feelings and motivations and adjust to changing circumstances. Building these skills will improve both their personal and professional life. Second, self-reflection enhances a person’s self-esteem and gives transparency for decision-making. Self-esteem is significant for dealing with a filled, complex life that incorporates meetings, vocation, family, network, and self-necessities. It helps in decision-making, effective communication, and building influence. The more they think about their qualities and how they can grow them the more confident they will be later on. A person may become happy with their good qualities and identify the ones that require growth. Third, the self-reflection process requires honesty of the individual in order to be effective. When a person is honest with themselves when self-reflecting, they are able to understand their experiences, this person can grow and makes changes based on what they have learned and lead them to better choices.  Fourth, self-reflection adapts a person’s actions in future situations. Making time to step back and consider their behaviors, the consequences of those behaviors, and the expectations of those behaviors can give them a source of a clear insight and learning. A person engaging in self-reflection may ask themselves: What appeared to have a more remarkable impact? How can we accomplish a greater amount of that and enhance it? This cycle of reflection and variation—before, during, after actions—is regularly a recognized part of the process. Finally, self-reflection may create a positive mentality. An individual may try to keep their ideas and thoughts positive; however, they should be frank with themselves. They may view negative outcomes that may lead to self-culpability, or self-loathing—negative self-talk which may obstruct their progress throughout their everyday life.



Self-Betrayal / Self-Deception

Delusion of Grandeur

Straw Man

Reductio ad Hitlerum

NAXALT Fallacy

Argumentum ad populum

List of fallacies

NIMBY: “not in my back yard“

Soft bigotry of low expectations

Tragedy of the commons

Victim Olympics / Oppression Olympics

Echo Chamber

Moral Compass

Cognitive Reflection Test

Cognitive Dissonance

Dunning–Kruger effect

‘Dunning–Kruger effect’ & ‘The long march through the institutions’

Learned Helplessness


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The Four stages of ideological subversion

The long march through the institutions

Rules for Radicals

Divide and Rule

Ruling Class

Controlled Opposition

Psychological Warfare

Psychological Manipulation

False Flag

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  1. Eternal Anglo Seax · 26 Days Ago

    When I was still in school they taught me about metacognition as a part of the learning process, and how without that, it is next to impossible to make any meaningful educational advances. Kinda ironic, looking back.

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    • Viking Life Blog · 26 Days Ago

      I am not sure, that I understand.
      You sometimes overestimate my English skills.

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      • Eternal Anglo Seax · 26 Days Ago

        Sorry. I’ll hit you back after work.

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      • Eternal Anglo Seax · 25 Days Ago

        Not perfect, but it’s what it is. The idea about not making educational advances without metacognition hinged on a student’s ability to self reflect. For example, a student “not meeting the standard” has to be able to look at their own strategy and course correct. A lack of metacognition would have a student look not at their own strategy, but simply blame system.

        Obviously, the system ain’t perfect. But the ideation imbedded in shifting personal failure onto the infrastructure without any reflection is a sign of lack of reflection.

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      • Viking Life Blog · 25 Days Ago

        Ah, okay. So the ironic part was, that the claim came from NPC-type university teacher drones?

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      • Eternal Anglo Seax · 25 Days Ago


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  2. Otto K. Forssell · 26 Days Ago

    Self-Reflection is generally easier to accomplish within bounds of intuition & Introversion or “a more introverted culture”. I am from Kiel originally the tendencies are considerably more Introverted, culture, social norms etc. unlike many of my south of the Elbe counterparts.

    –Zitat des Tages (For those here):

    “Die gefährlichste aller Weltanschauungen ist die der Leute, welche die Welt nie angeschaut haben.” – Alexander von Humboldt

    [The most dangerous of all worldviews is that of people who have never looked at the world.]

    –Zitat des Tages für mein Volk:

    “Ich kann die Achtung aller Menschen entbehren, nur meine eigene nicht.” – Otto von Bismarck

    In all regards I hope people really do read inwards upon themselves deeply with as much scrutiny as they often place upon others & one last thing – Happy Autumnal Equinox! Alles Gute zu deinem Herbstäquinox!

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    • Viking Life Blog · 26 Days Ago

      I have the impression, that most people are too busy to reflect much on themselves and the world around them. Maybe that has something to do with how things are going, in general.
      Atleast here in DK.


      • Otto K. Forssell · 26 Days Ago

        True, that may be.

        Everyone should still give time for inward reflection, if they can.

        The turning of natural cycles is the perfect time to do such.

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      • Viking Life Blog · 25 Days Ago

        I agree!


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