Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Thought 457: How Others Perceive You

It is always interesting to consider how others perceive you even if their view of you differs from the view you have of yourself. 

As French novelist Marcel Proust noted
"Notre personnalité sociale est une création de la pensée des autres."
(Our social personality is a creation formed by the thoughts others have of us.)

While it could be argued that each is the expert on him or herself, others may perceive our blind spots, i.e. elements of our being we are not consciously aware of.