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Do you really know who you are as a person? I mean deeply, in terms of values, beliefs and personality.
Despite doing many personality tests, I never really knew who I was as a person.
It wasn’t until my mental health crisis later in 2020 when I learned more about myself. This involved learning about my personality type, hobbies, and core beliefs and values.
Today, I will share with you seven concepts to help you find your true self.
It’s important to note that some of these concepts may be new to you, but take your time with each one to both learn and understand them all.
Why is it important to find your true self?
Finding your true self will allow you to set a foundation for your dream life. This will lead you making better decisions that’s aligned with your true self.
After reading Blissful Mind’s similar post, I want to share with you the key concepts which had helped me to find my true self. As a result, this allowed me to become aligned with my true path in life.
So, let’s get to the post, shall we?
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How to find your true self
Journaling has become a no.1 tool for women’s self-care.
There are many uses for journals, but one main usage is releasing your negative thoughts through writing.
The 5 benefits of keeping a journal:
- Improves your mindset.
- It helps to figure out your main priorities.
- Increases your self-confidence.
- It helps you to understand your emotions.
It’s best to keep a journal because reading your journal entries back will help you learn more about yourself, in terms of your emotional triggers, values and feelings towards those around you.
You can easily start journaling today by asking yourself these questions:
- Where do I see myself in 5 years?
- What are my key values as a person?
- Who are the people I surround myself with? Describe each person using 3 words.
The concept Ikigai has become a key tool which helped me to both find my purpose and true self.
I first learnt about this special concept after watching Lavendaire’s video, and ever since, it’s become a real helper in my journey.
The Ikigai doesn’t have a true definition, but the Ancient Japanese concept is the belief that everyone has an Ikigai which brings ‘satisfaction, happiness and meaning to their lives.’
The concept involves writing your answer to these four key questions:
- What do you love?
- What does the world need?
- What are you good at?
- What can I get paid for?
Your Ikigai is the overlapping answers which connect each question. For example, your Ikigai may be to become an author or a beauty therapist.
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The Myer-Briggs Personality Type
You would have heard someone refer to themselves as an INFJ or a ESTP.
According to Very Well Mind, the Myer Briggs personality test is a test which helps you to understand both your strengths and weaknesses in all areas of your life.
For example, an INFJ is someone who approaches life with deep thoughts and imagination. Despite this personality type being mostly quiet, they are determined to make a positive impact on the world.
This personality test is a key to finding your true self because it helps you to both understand and use your strengths and weaknesses to your advantage.
You can take your own Myer Briggs personality test here.
The Life Path Number
Simply, a Life Path Number is a number which represents who you are as a person- in terms of your core values, purposes and so on.
I placed the Life Path Number on this list because after watching Lavendaire’s video; I became interested in learning about my number (1).
A Life Path Number will allow you to learn new insights about yourself.
For example, I found that those with the Life Path Number 1 are more likely to become key innovators and pioneers in the world (which is definitely a confidence boost).
As a result, this allowed me to gain a deeper insight into my purpose in life, and what this numbers means to me as an individual.
If you would like to learn about finding your Life Path Number, I would recommend reading Numerology’s post on it here.
The Dharma Archetype
According to Sahara Rose, the Dharma is ‘your divine purpose on this planet,’ and living align with your Dharma allows you to live your best life.
Despite being new to the concept of Dharma, it has provided me with a clear insight into my true purpose in life and became a spiritual guide.
An example of a Dharma Archetype is The Researcher, which is someone who wants to make sense of the world around them.
Therefore, discovering your Dharma will provide you with the tools needed to live your dream life. These tools include universal values and staying true to yourself.
I would recommend reading Sahara Rose’s book called ‘Discover your Dharma’. It provides a clear insight into both the Dharma and how she became the person she is today. You can discover more about the book here.
The Human Design
This is a new concept which I had learnt from listening to a Manifestation Babe episode. It’s defined as a ‘guide on how to navigate life staying aligned with who you are as a person.’
It’s a powerful concept which gives you a clear Design to help you understand how to both engage with the world and find your truth.
After discovering my Human Design, I found that my type is the Manifesting Generator.
A Manifesting Generator is someone who easily quits after feeling frustrated, does not understand their true potential, and easily feels stuck in life due to being conditioned.
Although this may seem negative at first, learning about these allowed me to understand where I needed to improve more, and in this case it’s learning to be patient.
You can easily discover your Design via the Jovian Archive website here.
This is the end of this post, but it’s not the end of your journey towards finding your true self. It’s important to learn and understand about each concept before concluding, so my homework for you is to find your true self with each concept mentioned above.
Here’s a question for you: after reading each different concept, which one are you increasingly interested in? Comment down below your answer, I would love to hear your thoughts.