When was the last time you took a long hard look at yourself? People choose to talk to someone such as a psychiatrist or counselor when they need clarity about what they are feeling. Sometimes you don’t need to talk to someone else to understand your purpose.
Self-analysis is part of understanding your self-worth. It includes looking deep within yourself and recognizing areas you want to change, improve, and hone. It’s about being honest with who you are, knowing what you want, staying in line with personal goals, and assessing how qualities are used.
As you look deep within yourself, look for areas where you may be short-changing or underestimating abilities. Work to improve these areas to increase your worth.
Answering questions about you is a good place to start. There are plenty of self-assessment questions available online that can help you understand where you are in your life and how to make changes you want to achieve results. Here are 12 questions to get an idea of areas to review for your self-analysis:
What experiences have helped me to grow?
What are my strengths? How can I use them to make myself better?
What talents do I have and how can I make the most of them?
Do I have high standards set for myself? How have I met them or what can be done to achieve them?
What are goals I want to achieve in my life? Have I achieved them? If not, why?
Am I where I want to be health wise? What can I do to improve my wellbeing?
Am I living a life with fulfillment? Have I been working toward personal fulfillments or those of others?
What are my best skills? What are ways to improve my skills I have yet to try?
What are personal issues you want to work on or have made progress?
What have I completed that is considered a great accomplishment? Why?
What are things that give me satisfaction? (Confidence, achievements, etc.)
What fears have I overcome and what was the greatest lesson learned?