"How would you describe yourself?" This is one of the most common questions to expect in an interview. You might have all the right words in place to make that perfect impression, but knowing oneself better is of more importance than just cracking an interview. In case of personal choices and decisions, it really helps if one knows themselves. I really believe that there is no one else than the person themselves who knows them better. We may put on a mask and pretend to be someone else, but when it comes to ourselves, we are stripped of all vanity and veils. There are times when we are faced with certain situations that give us a clearer perspective of certain aspects of our character. But can we wait for such situations to know ourselves better? This made me work on some questions about myself. The result of my endeavors are these quiz questions that would help you understand those aspects of your personality that are still lying as an elusive sensation somewhere in your subconscious mind.
How to Know Yourself Better
Well, I did say that there is no one else than you who knows yourself better. Some attributes we are latently aware of, while the others we come to realize through various experiences. Yes, there are some aspects about ourselves that others, i.e., our friends and family, tell us. There are also a number of self help quizzes, questionnaires, and psychometric or personality tests on the Internet or in books that you can take to know more about yourself.
For a Better Insight of Yourself
- What is my aim in life - to be a successful career person or to be a loving individual?
- Do I fear rejection?
- Would I bend the rules to achieve my goal?
- Do I get very depressed if I don't succeed in my endeavors?
- Do my palms sweat when I have to approach a stranger?
- Am I an extrovert or an introvert?
- Would I happily agree to spend the Christmas vacations with my parents so that my brother/sister could go out on a holiday?
- How do I want to be remembered by people?
To Know about Your Values
- Do I raise my voice when someone breaks the line to the counter at the supermarket? If yes, then it means that you have imbibed the value of justice.
- How often do I have the courage to own my mistakes? To admit one's mistake every time is being perfect. But is anyone really flawless? I don't want to sound unrealistic, but what should concern you is if you bluntly refuse your role in a blunder every time.
- Do I apologize when I realize that I have hurt someone or that I have crossed my limit? It takes great humility and courage to apologize for one's mistake. However, if we do that, it reflects maturity and eagerness to learn from one's mistakes.
- How much time do I spend with my family? Not all of us have a perfect family. In spite of that, if we are ready to be there when they need us, it shows that we are responsible individuals.
To Ask Before You Get Married
Marriage is a big step and should be taken only when one is sure he/she is ready for it. Here are certain questions to ask before you get married so that you are sure that you are making the right decision at the right time:
- Am I ready for a commitment as serious as marriage?
- Do I want to have children?
- How do I plan to split financial responsibilities with my spouse?
- What is more important to me, beauty or brains?
- How would I react if my partner were to have an extramarital affair?
- To what level will I be ready to accommodate/compromise on my career due to my spouse or children?
About Your Career
- What is my career goal?
- How important is education for me?
- Do I prefer a work done to the best of my ability or do I just want it to be completed?
- Would I be ready to take up the responsibilities of a fellow team member in addition to mine, when he is on an unplanned leave?
- Am I willing to put in extra hours of work without considering immediate gains?
- Would I be excited about learning a new thing from a junior in office, or would I sulk if I had to?
The aim of these quizzes is to help one understand his/her values and priorities better. Our happiness lies in the choices that we make and how sound our decisions are depends upon how well we know ourselves. After all, we are all entitled to a little more of happiness, aren't we?