- What gets you excited
- What makes you procrastinate
- Your privilege
- What you need from a relationship
- How you respond to stress
- What should you do next?
- Whether you have any medical conditions
- What you value most
- How you give and receive love
- Invest in you
- What makes you stop listening
- How you act with different groups of people
- What you love learning about
- What makes you happy
- What annoys you
- What type of people frustrate you
- Learn to say no
- What you’re willing to sacrifice to get to where you want to go
- What you want to do in your life
How much do you really know about yourself? Personal growth is often achieved by how much we have learned about ourselves as a result of our personal circumstances and experiences.
What gets you excited
You should know which situations and circumstances give you energy, whether they involve being around people or seeking quiet time with a good book. Feeling positive will motivate you to do more and seek out new experiences, whatever that may mean to you.
What makes you procrastinate
Procrastination is a part of life. Everyone does it from time to time, but pinning down those moments and situations that make you put off big and important tasks for days or weeks on end is key to ensuring you get important things done.
It’s OK to complain about one’s life events and circumstances, but doing so without checking your own privilege at the outset—and understanding that many are much less fortunate than you are—will only ensure you can’t help create a more equitable world for future generations.
What you need from a relationship
Everyone has things that are non-negotiable in a partnership, whether that’s dating someone who shares the same work ethic or coupling with a person who doesn’t want kids. The only way to truly pair up positively is to understand what those key things are for you.
How you respond to stress
When a stressful situation creeps up on you, do you run and hide under a blanket or do you burn yourself out by becoming hyper-productive? Knowing how you respond to a stressful situation will allow you to create healthier coping mechanisms and habits to keep you calm.
What should you do next?
This isn’t just a good question to answer during a job interview. Knowing the things you could improve upon (impatience, negativity, etc.) will help you evolve and grow as a person.
You should also know what you’re really, really good at. What makes you stand out from the crowd? What skills do you have—be it in the office or your personal life—that make you unique? There are plenty of things you do that you should be proud of, so own and celebrate them!
Whether you have any medical conditions
Staying healthy and living a high-quality life is often tied to preventive care instead of treating an ailment after it pops up. Getting proactive about your health will help you build a plan to stave off issues for as long as possible.
What you value most
Values are those things you believe in that determine how you live and work. They help you figure out your priorities and likely how you measure success and happiness. When your life matches your priorities, you tend to feel better about situations and circumstances. You should have a solid grasp on what you value most.
How you give and receive love
Researchers believe there are five love languages and each describes how a person gives and receives love. The languages, created by Dr. Gary Chapman, include: acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, and physical touch. Figuring out which category you fall into will help you navigate relationships and set you up for communication success.
Invest in you
Some people find their creative juices flow best in the morning, while others do their best work at night. Digging into which makes sense for you will help you organize your schedule around the times of day you feel more productive and ready to tackle complex tasks.
What makes you stop listening
It’s common for people to tune in and out of conversations—it happens! But knowing what makes you lose focus will help you do two things: one, you’ll learn when to force your brain to focus on details so you don’t miss them; two, you’ll learn more about what your brain finds interesting.
How you act with different groups of people
Some say their personality is the same at work as it is in a family situation, but that’s never really true. People tend to express themselves differently depending on the group they’re with or the activity they’re doing. Honing in on how you change your behaviour will help you figure out who you’re most comfortable with and how you can bring your personality into alignment so you’re more authentically “you” everywhere.
What you love learning about
If you’ve ever wondered what subjects or topics truly interest you, spend some time analyzing what kinds of things you love researching on the internet or reading about in books. This will give you a clear indication of what things spark your creative energy and fuel your inner fire.
What makes you happy
What brings a genuine smile to your face? What makes you beam with joy? Knowing what makes you happy will ensure you do more of what you want and like in life.
What annoys you
Whether you can’t stand when people bite their fingernails or loathe name-dropping, it’s important to know what things drive you absolutely batty so you can learn to avoid or cope with stressful and antagonizing situations.
What type of people frustrate you
You won’t get along with everyone, so knowing which personalities clash with yours will help you devise a plan for how to react when you encounter them.
Learn to say no
Everyone has boundaries, whether that’s someone physically touching them or a literal limit to their energy. Knowing yours will empower you to protect yourself from harmful, negative, or uncomfortable situations.
What you’re willing to sacrifice to get to where you want to go
Everything has a price: whether it’s time spent with friends or money spent on an object. Figuring out what you’re willing to do without to accomplish a goal or task will help you say yes to the things that will get you where you want to go.
What you want to do in your life
Everyone has a different wish list for what they want their life to look like. Some want to travel while others want to settle down and have a family. Life is short so make it as sweet as possible by honing in on what will make you happiest. Dream big and live large!