Definitions Of Private Self-Awareness

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Self-Awareness: To Understand Oneself
Christian Human
Roane State Community College

Abstract

Literature Review
Definitions
Self-awareness is an awareness of one’s own personality or individuality (Merriam-Webster.com).
Private self-awareness “is when people become aware of some aspects of themselves in a private way” (Cherry, N.D.).
Public self-awareness “is when people are aware of how they appear to others” (Cherry, N.D.).

Introduction

Relations of Self-Awareness
Private Self-Awareness Private self-awareness, as the name states, is a private way of which someone may become aware of some aspects of themselves. Surprisingly, private self-awareness is actually a large part of the way humans think.
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Most people may become aware of their own public self-awareness when things like conversing with friends in a group or being the center of attention are occurring. When individuals know they are being looked upon or possibly even judged by the way they act, they tend to try to stray and act towards the social norms that society gives people in this day and time. Although private self-awareness can lead to things like depression because of the way people think about themselves; public self-awareness can often be more damaging. Public self-awareness can lead to social anxiety, depression, etc. because people become so concerned about how they look and appear to others. Being publicly aware is not all bad though, because it can let one know what others think about them and can help them make decisions on how to better themselves and become stronger in …show more content…
The brain relies heavily upon glucose for self-control, because proper self-control takes a lot of energy (glucose) to maintain. Alcohol degrades self-control throughout the brain and body by reducing glucose levels. One of the main categories in the brain that alcohol impacts is aggression, and that is why aggression is so often related to the use and/or consumption of alcohol. Psychologists have a few explanations of what alcohol does to the mind and it is stated that alcohol may increase aggression by reducing self-awareness. This explanation correlates well with the fact that alcohol also impacts one’s self-control. Alcohol can also be an excuse for acting aggressively, as people find it normal for someone to be aggressive or out of control when they are intoxicated. Alcohol has been associated with violence and aggression for a long time. For instance, “alcohol has been given to soldiers before battle to reduce fear and increase aggression” (Baumeister & Bushman, 2014, 367). This does not necessarily mean that alcohol contains aggression, but rather increases aggression and

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