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How Does Knowledge of Psychology Relate to Future Success?

James Wallace

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James Wallace, (2014, November 12). How Does Knowledge of Psychology Relate to Future Success?. Psychreg on General. https://www.psychreg.org/psychology-future-success/
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Knowing about yourself and learning how to interact with others in a more meaningful way can be challenging if you are an introverted person, or if you just prefer to talk with a few close people. But does it affect your professional life?

Emotional intelligence is the ability that involves creative interrelation with those around us through empathy, assertive communication, initiating and maintaining relationships, through rich and nuanced affective life. While knowledge of educational psychology can help children with their academic journey.

But perhaps one of the important things we can get from studying psychology is learning about ourselves.

Knowing yourself: Challenge or a real option?

Making decisions about raising and educating somebody is always a tricky thing, all the more today when we have so much information, ideas, and opinions. You have the impression that you never know for sure what is the best option, especially when everyone thinks – from family members to every teacher in the education system, that their opinion is the right one. Sometimes another perspective on things are welcome, but often an expert in the field is the most wanted one.

Highlights of succeeding in your career

When you want to get a successful career, you have to keep in mind all aspects of the job you have chosen or the position you are looking after. Success comes from, to a large extent, from training. This is the basis for the upward evolution of a career that we have been accustomed to as successful. If you are thinking, ‘Is time to pay someone to write my paper cheap and find out everything about educational psychology?’, now is the time. Knowing more about yourself and how to see and discover the others around you is the key to everything.

When you know the job well, you cannot be taken by surprise, moreover, if this happens to some extent, you can always provide additional information, solutions to the deadlock, new and original ways to solve ‘problems’, which will bring the confidence of your collaborators, colleagues, superiors, subordinates and all those you come into contact with, and ultimately your confidence in your own forces will experience new heights what will also be reflected in your life and your personal relationships. Have everything in order, being a responsible person and having a healthy life, are for many the basics in creating an amazing career.

The formation of a realistic image of self and high self-esteem depends primarily on the attitude of others, especially parents, brothers, friends, and teachers. They are those who, through their words, behaviours, their reactions provide us with a ‘mirror’ in which our behaviours are reflected and through which we begin to build our own image. Many parents are wrong in wanting to motivate their children, imposing exaggerated requirements on their possibilities. In this way, the child will suffer numerous failures and feel guilty because it can not rise to the expectations of the parents.

Another common mistake is to label the child incapable of doing something. In these cases, parents make confusion between behaviour and personality, they devalue the child’s entire personality for one failure. These educational mistakes lead to the outlining of a negative image of self, to the loss of self-esteem, with many negative consequences for the future of the child.

What is self-knowledge

Self-knowledge is implicit in human existence itself. There are three main reasons that lead us to self-knowledge:

  • The need to improve our self-confidence. It refers to the fact that people seek to strengthen their sense of self-observation through self-knowledge.
  • The need for realism about oneself. People want to know the truth about themselves, be it positive or negative.
  • The need for consistency. People want what they learn about themselves not to contradict their self-image. It usually leads to searching for information that is consistent with self-image and avoiding those who do not correlate with what they think of themselves.

Ways in which self-knowledge is achieved

  • Comparisons. People compare with others to form a self-image, with those who are perceived to be better socially positioned or more disadvantaged.
  • Introspection. This represents the process of contact with one’s own self, with attitudes, with thoughts, with our emotions.
  • Self-observation. This consists of observing and interpreting one’s own conduct; here, unlike introspection, our attitudes will be known in an indirect way by analysing one’s own conduct;
  • Causal tasks. This consists of the interpretations that people give about themselves, starting from the meaningful learning of their own behaviour.

James Wallace has been an advocate for mental health awareness for years. He holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Edinburgh.

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