It’s true that most people have beliefs and general outlooks about themselves. However, this is the first thing that is affected by a person’s beliefs and general outlooks. A person’s beliefs and general outlooks have a huge impact on how they feel and behave throughout the day.
People who have negative beliefs about themselves and their self-worth tend to be pessimistic, and that is a bad thing. People who have more positive beliefs about themselves often feel better about themselves.
If you have negative beliefs about yourself, odds are you have negative beliefs about others. People who are overly positive about themselves tend to be overly optimistic about others.
The truth is, it’s all about your beliefs. If you believe that there is no god, that you have a huge advantage over everyone else, and that you’re the smartest person in the room, then you tend to be more confident, less anxious, and more cooperative. If you think that you are special because you have an X chromosome or because you are a genius, then you tend to be more aggressive, more critical, and less able to give yourself away.
The fact that people tend to be more negative when they believe that they are less intelligent, more violent, or less powerful than others is one of the most common, yet underappreciated, aspects of human nature. It is why you will find your neighbors with guns when they hear the sound of a gunshot from the opposite direction. It is also why you will find your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend with an attitude.
When we say people tend to be negative, we’re often talking about people who are angry, pessimistic, or self-critical. But in reality, we are all just humans with human emotions. And like all humans, we have our own quirks, flaws, and insecurities. The difference is that insecurities come from within, while quirks are the result of external influences.
Insecurities and quirks are two very similar things. They both stem from a fear of being judged negatively. Sometimes people who are self-critical have nothing to be critical of, but that’s also when they get called out on it. Insecurities come from not fearing the judgment of others, and quirks from not being able to control those around us.
The difference between these two things is that self-conceit is a conscious, deliberate attempt at creating a distorted opinion that only serves to reinforce the original. Quirks are the result of ignorance, and they come from the inability to control what is happening around us.
The two qualities I’m most concerned about in self-awareness are the ability to control our own minds and to not allow others to control us. Self-awareness is really all about being able to identify our thoughts and feelings, to know when something is important to us and when not.
We all tend to form our opinions as we get older but most of us can’t hold onto them as long as we did when we were young. Most of us will be old by the time we’re fifty. So we have to consciously build up our self-awareness so we can keep what we believe. The idea is to constantly ask ourselves questions about how we feel about things and whether things are true. Then you can choose to change your opinion or not at all.