From Scien­tific Amer­ican: We humans are intro­spec­tive. We observe patterns of our own behavior and we have memo­ries for review. So you prob­ably think you know your­self pretty well, right? Not so fast. In fact, others can have much more accu­rate impres­sions of us than we do. That’s according to a review article in the journal Current Direc­tions in Psycho­log­ical Science. The chal­lenge in knowing oneself is that we have blind spots. These gaps are fueled by fears and an uncon­scious drive to main­tain a partic­ular self-image or self-worth. · Go to Know thyself →