Self-knowledge is an important means to achieving well-being[10][11]. People with higher self-knowledge tend to have better health[6]. Through a well-developed sense of who and what we are, we become better able to manage our thoughts, feelings and emotions, and to bring them under control. Self-knowledge is advantageous[7], it helps us reach personal goals which is important for happiness. An attitude of seeking higher self-awareness helps us to learn as individuals. Self-awareness is associated with higher performance in organizations[1][3][9] and higher job satisfaction[2][8] . Self-knowledge has social value as people with higher self-knowledge tend to have more accurate perceptions the quality of their relationships[5].

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      • [9] Kaplan, R. S. and D.P. Norton (2004b). Measuring the Strategic Readiness of Intangible Assets, Harvard Business Review (February): 52-63
      • [10] Brown, M. M., & Paolucci, B. (1979). Home Economics: A Definition. American Home Economics Association, Washington, DC
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