I was told by a friend… a recent friendship he said to me a few days ago – right out – straight forward – that I have a strong personality. I paused in my tracks – thinking about this and how he came to this conclusion. I feel that I know myself very well. This was one of those moments where I had to ask myself – am I? , do I have a strong personality!? The word strong triggered me, the moment I heard it I didn’t like it. So I had to have a self talk in my mind saying okay research and see what it means. During this self talk he also explained himself and what he meant by it, and everything he said I said yes you’re right. Some things I wanted to say hell no but I said yes you’re right because I was being honest with myself and him.
After we got off the phone – I the researcher and thinker I am, googled: traits of a strong personality and this article came up.
Breathed in and out and said – yes his spot on.
When we come to this self-awareness, this self-actualization – life becomes more of a flow. I believe when you start to know yourself, you then start to watch the thinker and navigate appropriately. What makes you, you at your core. Lately I have learned more and more to stand in my power and in my truth. This has been a huge challenge for me and still is some days. When I stand in my power and truth I feel freedom, I feel okay, I feel centred to my very being.
Definition of self-awareness: “conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires.” “the process can be painful but it leads to greater self-awareness”
Attached is article on strong personality: