SELF-INTROSPECTION Patricia Marie R. Pineda III-25 BS Psychology
Definition of Introspection - An inward focusing on mental experiences, such as sensations or feelings. - The conscious mental and purposive process relaying on thinking, reasoning, and examination of ones own thoughts and perceptions.
- The process of directly examining ones ownconscious mental states and processes. - In psychology, introspection is a method of inquiry in which subjectsattempt to examine the contents and processes of their consciousness.- Literally, "introspection"means "looking inward".
Brief History of Introspection In 17th century In 19th century Psychologists, The word Rene particularly Wilhelm Descartes heldintrospectio that all mental Wundt and Edward B. Titchener as well as n came states are those in more recent subject to from two introspection; times in the area of cognitive science, have Latin that it is used introspection to words: sufficient to try to uncover the processes of the have a mental human mind by asking “intro” - state to be people to recount aware of it; and within that when one their thinking, perceptions, feelings, introspects, he “spect” - cannot be and so forth, in a variety of situations. look mistaken about what he sees.
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Importance ofSelf-introspection Self introspection keeps a regular check on our self development. It helps us to realize our goals and what we have achieved so far through self development procedures. Introspection allows human beings to self- reflect, to assess their state of mind, their understanding of the situation, and their planned course of action.
Allows people not only tocheck the validity of theirmental processes in terms oftheir accuracy, but also theirmoral or ethical status.The introspective ability is anessential balance to our free will,allowing us the opportunity tocheck our thoughts and plans,and thus to be responsible forthem.
Helps ensure that our actionsand behaviors are consistentwith our fundamental selves,our personal truths, andserves to bolster self-confidence and self-assuranceand the vibrating frequency ofour own energy.Periodic introspection as apurposeful process is animportant and necessaryactivity for us as leadersbecause it keeps us centered,energized, and balanced.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”- Carl Gustav Jung(Swiss psychologist, influential thinker, and founder of analytical psychology).