The Self Awareness Questions

Personal Questions: Who Are You?

Categories of Questions:

Personal|Social|Relationships|Financial|Career|Spiritual|Who Do You Admire?

What were the three most positive events in your childhood?
Why were they significant to you?
What changed inside of you, as a result of those events?
What beliefs did you adopt as a result?
How do those events affect you today?

What were the three most negative events in your childhood?
Why were those three significant? What changed inside you as a result of those events?
What beliefs did you adopt as a result?
How do those events affect you today?

What period of your life did you like the most?
What was it about that time that you enjoyed so much?

What period of your life did you like the least?
What was it about that time that you disliked so much?

What are five of your greatest strengths?
Are you using all five of those strengths in your life today?
If so, when?
If not, why not?

What are three of your greatest weaknesses?
Which of those three are causing the most trouble in your life today?
Does this cause problems for you or for others?
In what specific ways would your life change if this weakness didn’t exist?

If you were to receive an award, what would you want that award to represent?
Why that specific award?

Who are two people you most admire?
What three characteristics do they possess that you admire?
Do you have any of those characteristics?

What two personal accomplishments fill you with the greatest sense of pride?
How often do you think about these accomplishments?

Which of your skills or talents give you the greatest sense of pride?

What are two potential life situations that cause you to feel the most fear?
Why are those situations particularly troubling?
What would it mean if they actually happened?
Do you believe you would be capable of handling either of the situations if they happened?
Why or why not?

What are the top three physical qualities you really like about yourself?
Have you always liked these physical qualities or have you recently learned to appreciate them?

What are the top three activities that you love to do?
How often do you do them?
If you would like to do them more often, what is stopping you?
What specific changes would you need to make in order to engage in these activities more frequently?

What is one specific situation where you feel the most angry or frustrated?
What are some of the core components of that situation?
What beliefs do you have about that situation that contributes to your anger or frustration?

What are three specific situations where you feel the happiest?
What are some of the core components of those situations?
How often do these situations happen in your life?
What specific changes could you make to have these situations happen more frequently?

What are three things you believe you need in order to have a great life?
Why are those three things significant to you?
Do you believe you can have those three things now?
Why or why not?

Do you see any pattern to the answers you gave above?
If so, what is the pattern?

Is there a general theme to your life, based on your answers?
If so, what would that theme be?

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We make our world significant by the courage of our questions, and the depth of our answers.

- Carl Sagan

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

- Mary Dunbar