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Who am I? Who is the other and who are we?

All of us, at some point in our lives, have asked ourselves

"who am I?".

This question is present in the history of humanity, whether in ancient Greece, through the

questioning generated by philosophy or even today, because this is a question that

that is part of us as a human species.

We often let ourselves be led by others, by society's thoughts, by fashion, or by limiting beliefs that

or limiting beliefs that have been passed down to us by our parents, our teachers and our society.

teachers and our society.

But when we stop to think about the question "who am I?" what defines us? What defines us?

my essence? Surely, we can find the answers within ourselves and not outside.


The answers lie within us.

A lack of confidence in our own identity and perception of ourselves can

cause an obstacle to connecting with others.

To live in harmony, we need to develop wisdom and emotional intelligence in our relationships. Our relationships.

Firstly, to understand who we are, secondly to know that the other person has their own

characteristics and thirdly, learning to live together respectfully with everyone.

I really like to think about Dr. Milton H. Erickson's phrase that says that we already know, we just we don't know what we know.

It may seem confusing at first, but if we reflect on it calmly,

we can realize that our inner wisdom knows what's best for us. I call it I AM

To help us think about this topic, I bring in a contribution from the perspective of


By humanism, we can understand that it is a current of thought that places the human being at the center of human being as the center of attention and as the main part of their own history.

Humanism seeks to value the individual and their uniqueness and recognizes that each person has their own person has their own worldview, and that it is important to respect it.

Carl Rogers was an American psychologist and one of the leading figures in humanism. He

believed that human beings are capable of developing and growing throughout their lives and that the therapist's role is to help the patient find their own solutions to their problems.

In Carl Rogers' humanistic perspective, self-concept is a central element of personal identity.

According to Rogers, the individual is essentially capable of understanding and self-determination. autonomously, being their own person.

In this way, the individual's identity is formed from lived experiences and the way they define themselves in relation to these experiences.

According to Jung, the human psyche is made up of different layers, each dealing with a specific content. dealing with a specific content.

The construction of personal identity thus depends on the interaction of these layers and the influence of the environment in which the individual is inserted.

Both approaches, humanism and analytical psychology, value the process of self-knowledge and the intrinsic relationship between the subject and their environment.

In addition, they both defend the importance of the individual being seen in their totality and complexity, taking into account the multiple dimensions that make up their identity, such as the emotional, cognitive and spiritual dimensions.

At the same time, we live in society and we can't see ourselves in a way that is independent of the context in which we are inserted, that is, we cannot separate ourselves from the influence that other individuals and the environment around us have on us, we must not forget who we really are forget who we really are so that we don't get confused in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This question of who the other is and who we are is central to understanding human nature and the relationship between individuals.

It's how I like to think of the whole in the part and the part in the whole.

For humanism, as I've already said, each person is unique and valuable, with their own visions worldviews and life experiences.

In this way, the other is seen as someone who should be respected and valued in their uniqueness, and not as a mere extension of ourselves.

For his part, Jung believed that the relationship with the other is fundamental to individuation, that is, to the process of psychological and spiritual development that leads to the realization of human potential.

According to him, experiences with others are essential for understanding ourselves ourselves, because the projections we make in others allow us to identify the parts of ourselves parts of ourselves that we deny or are unaware of.

Thus, for Jung, the other is an integral part of our own psyche and our journey towards individuation. towards individuation.

By recognizing the differences and similarities between ourselves and others, we broaden our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

As a contribution, I'd like to talk about a powerful tip to help you understand and respect yourself and others in social interaction.

Practice empathy. Putting yourself in the other person's shoes helps you understand their behavior and thoughts. By understanding that each individual has their own experience and life story, it becomes easier to respect their choices and opinions.

Another important tip is to develop the ability to communicate clearly and assertively.

Sometimes differences arise because of misunderstandings or a lack of effective communication. É important to express your feelings and ideas clearly and also to listen the other person's point of view.

For example, if a friend invites you to an event that you're not interested in attending, it's important to to attend, it's important to explain clearly and respectfully the reasons why you won't be able to attend. not be able to attend.

By following these tips, it becomes easier to deal with differences in social interaction. A empathy and effective communication help to build healthier and more respectful relationships.

Let's think about it, shall we?


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