Practical Application: List of Questions for Assessing Self-Awareness

Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has taught math at a public charter high school.

Here's a list of questions you can use to assess your own self-awareness in various situations. These can also be used to help assess the self-awareness of your employees.

Questions to Assess Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is a skill that is important in the business world. When making decisions, it's important to be fully aware of what is going on and what is needed from you. To help you see just how aware you are of yourself and your business, here are some questions you can ask.

Sensory Data Questions

Sensory questions help you figure out exactly what is going on around you and draw upon observations and facts.

  • What information have I read about this situation?
  • What have others told me about this situation?
  • How does this situation look to me so far?
  • What do I already know about this situation?

Thought Questions

Thought questions help you figure out what kind of thoughts you have about your new situation or problem.

  • Are there any assumptions about this new situation?
  • What are my expectations?
  • What past history relates to this situation?
  • What do I think about what is going on?
  • Do I like/dislike what is going on?

Feeling Questions

These types of questions help you see what kind of feelings you have towards an issue.

  • Am I feeling sad, happy, annoyed?
  • Am I feeling anything else?

Want Questions

These questions help you figure out just what it is that you are expecting and wanting.


  • What are my business goals?
  • Where do I see the business heading in a year?
  • Is this new situation helping my business to get where I want it to go?

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