Self-knowledge hurts, but it can set you free — podHER-NY
"Ignorance is bliss." I would start this article by saying that this sentence totally makes sense regarding self-knowledge. But I will not, since I'm entirely fascinated by everything about it. Tests to better understand our personalities, such as Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator or the Big Five, always attracted me. I love to check out memes about my sign, Aries (please, don't judge me!), and see myself in its many personality traits. I recently took a test to determine my dosha in Ayurveda medicine. It surprised me how much our physiological composition, food choices, and lifestyle impact our minds – for good and bad. But even though I'm open-minded about, let's say, more "alternative" ways of self-knowledge, what hits me more is therapy. I have been seeing the same therapist for a long time. It is not an easy path, but it's adorable at the same time. Our journey together helps me accept the particularities of my personality. Some of those I was utterly clueless about before meeting psychoanalysis.