Personality

Personality

When we have a sense of self that allows us to interact appropriate with the world and other people we have a functional personality. Some forms of mental illness can skew the thought process so it interferes with how we deal with others. People with personality disorders may abuse drugs, may have lots of ups and downs in relationships, may have trouble making friends, may be isolated. There are many different kinds of disorders, but its important to know that it is possible to overcome them.

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    A , Adolescent Medicine, answered
    People lie to cover up and to avoid conflicts, condemnation, reprimands, punishment, criticism, judgment, ridicules, rejection, shame and embarrassment. However, they forget that speaking the truth can set them free from the oppression, confusion and negative consequences of lies.
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    Consciousness is a state of being in which one is alert, awake and aware of his or her self, relationships, environment, and sense of purpose in the world.

    Consciousness can also pertain to its cousin, conscientious, meaning done according to conscience. When we are attuned to making selfless contributions for being self-knowledgeable, we elevate our consciousness by fulfilling our unique mission: to live to love.  

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     According to the Merrium Webster Dictionary awarenesss is synonomous with self awareness and self awareness is defined as an awareness of one's own personality or individuality. Awareness is the act of being present. Self is the "I" experienced by each individual; who we preceive ourself to be. Awareness is the act of being present with yourself. It is the act of knowing how you are feeling in the present moment, paying attention  to what you body is telling you, not what your mind is thinking of telling you.

    Rogers, a famous psychologist, came up with the theory that a person's self-concept determines his behavior and his relation to the world, and that true theraputic improvements occur only when the individual changes his own self-concept. In every moment of everyday we have a choice, to either accept the moment or resist it, to either embrace the moment or push it away.How do we then know when to make a choice if we are never aware of the moment we have a chance to make a choice? Many of us are on auto pilot, we don't even realize how unaware we are of our reactions to the world, events, situations and circumstances.We just react and then deal with the consequences, rarely realizing if we had just reacted differently, if we had just taken a moment to be aware, we could of realized we had a choice to make and the outcome could of been different.

    This is the first step to awareness, to understand when there is a moment to be aware. We can't make changes if we don't know exactly what it is we want to change. We can't set goals if we are not aware of the goals we want to achieve. We have to take time and be present and be aware and to listen to what our bodies are saying to us. Rabbi Noah Weinberg said "It all begings with a decision, a commitment. Try saying aloud, Life is an opportunity. I want to use my mind, and be constantly moving toward my goal." This is awareness the ability to preceive who it is you are and who it is you want to be, to set goals, to be commited and go for it!

     "Every human has 4 endowments: self-awareness, consciousness, independent will, and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... the power to chose, to respond, to change!" - Steven R. Covey

     

     

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    Your ego lies to you about your worth and your responsibility.  Your ego is built on the foundational notions that you are "not worthy" and you are "not responsible."  In response, we spend our lives trying to be better than the next person, or thinking we are better than the next person, or thinking we are worse off than the next person, or that our life has no purpose or meaning, or that our life has more meaning than anyone else's. 

    When we believe our ego, we believe that others make us happy, or that that others make us angry, or sad.  Then, on a deeper level, we resent others for controlling our emotional world.  This makes positive relationships very difficult to maintain.

    Most of us inhabit our ego to the degree that who we believe we are is our ego.  But our ego is created and maintained by the attention paid to it and the belief afforded it by our authentic self.  The ego is like the machines that try to take over their creators, as in the movie the "Terminator."  The ego is meant to work for us, not replace us.

     

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    Who is the real me is a tough question. We all put on airs due to societal demands. Beneath our exteriors is the essence of who we are. Finding ourselves is a lifelong process. We all carry an internal voice or moral compass. Listening to this voice will help you understand who is the real me. If you are having trouble figuring this out, seek out the services of a licensed therapist.

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    There is no person inside your head, only a swirl of water, salt, sugar, and a handful of other chemicals like potassium and sodium. This whirlpool of a brain is always flowing, and thus every experience is swept along in currents and eddies as swiftly as a mountain stream. So, where is the silent observer located if not in my brain? Neurologists have found locations for all kinds of mental states. No matter what a person is experiencing -- depression, elation, creativity, hallucination, amnesia, paralysis, sexual longing, or anything else -- the brain displays a signature pattern of activity scattered across various locations. Yet there is no location or pattern for the person having these experiences. The person could be nowhere, at least nowhere that science will ever spot.

    This is a cause for incredible excitement because, if the real you isn't inside your head, you have been set free, like awareness itself. This freedom is limitless. You can create anything because you are in every atom of creation. Wherever your awareness wants to go, matter must follow. You do come first after all and the universe second.
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    Since childhood, all of us have found a stable point through the ego. We imagine a fixed "I" who is in control, at least as much as possible. But there is another, far more stable point of stability: the witness.
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    To meet the silent witness -- the stable point of stability -- you have to seek within. Here it is:
    1. Follow the flow of awareness.
    2. Don't resist what's happening inside.
    3. Open yourself to the unknown.
    4. Don't censor or deny what you feel.
    5. Reach beyond yourself.
    6. Be genuine, speak your truth.
    7. Let the center be your home.
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    Don't resist what's happening: It's impossible to be new and old at the same time, yet we all wish we could stay the way we are while changing in ways we desire. This is a perfect formula for getting stuck. To seek who you are, you have to let go of old images about yourself. Whether you like yourself or not is irrelevant. Someone with high self-esteem and proud accomplishments is still caught up in the battle of opposites -- in fact, such people usually think they are winning the battle for the "good" side.

    The part of yourself that has found peace from all battles is the witness. If you ask to meet the witness, be prepared. Long-held habits centered on winning and losing, being accepted or rejected, feeling in control or scattered, will begin to change. Don't resist this change -- you are shedding the trappings of ego and moving to a new sense of self.
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    Your real or authentic self encounters your inner and outer worlds with awareness; your real self or authentic self does not encounter itself.  There are ways, however, for the authentic self to recognize its own "tracks."  Your real or authentic self is creative, aware of the present moment, is non-judgmental, and does not criticize or condemn itself.

    Your authentic self is not that voice in your head that compares you to others, that tells you everyone else is to blame for how you feel, and that tells you that you are worthless and irresponsible.  Your authentic self is the awareness that is aware of that negative voice in your head. 

    Meditation is one way to experience your authentic self.  Since meditation is the practice of moving your attention to the here and now, and since your authentic self has the ability to focus your attention, you are being your authentic self as you purposefully meditate.

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