For every situation you face, try to identify any feelings you might have and ask what the root causes are of those feelings.
And this applies to positive feelings too.
If you can figure out what you like doing and what you don’t like doing, it can give you a better idea of your strengths and weaknesses.
You can use this knowledge to work on your weaknesses and maximize your strengths.
3. Ask Who You Can Relate To And Who You Look Up To
It’s often easier to see yourself in someone else before you realize that that’s who you are too.
These can be real people, but it is just as common to identify with a fictional character from a book, movie, or TV series.
If you just seem to ‘get’ this person on an intuitive level, they can offer a glimpse into your own true identity.
The same can be said of those people you look up to as role models or figures of inspiration.
They can show you the types of traits and behaviors that you would like to embody, or possibly already do embody.
If it’s a real person rather than a work of fiction, it might be worth seeing if there are any documentaries or interviews that you could watch, or whether they have ever written an autobiography you could read.
You may be able to identify with their experiences and relate to the ways they dealt with them.
This can help you to get closer to the person and, in the process, closer to your true self.