In order to truly understand ourselves and our place in the world, it is important to take the time to get to know ourselves on a deeper level. One tool that can be helpful in this process is the mood barometer developed by Uffe Elbaek. This tool allows us to gain insight into our tendencies and behaviors, and can serve as a starting point for self-reflection and self-improvement.
However, it is important to remember that there are always multiple perspectives on ourselves. We may see ourselves in a certain way, but others may see us differently. Additionally, we may have an idealized version of ourselves that we strive towards, but may not always be able to achieve. It is important to be aware of these different viewpoints and to consider them as we work towards self-improvement.
To use the mood barometer, start by rating yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 in various areas such as teamwork versus individuality, attention to content versus form, and global versus local thinking. Then, using a different color, mark how you would like to see yourself in these areas. Finally, define your own poles such as poor versus rich, happy versus sad, and extroverted versus introverted.
Remember, this is just a snapshot and it is important to be aware that we may not always be able to fully embody our idealized selves. Take the time to reflect on what may be holding you back from being the person you want to be and work towards making positive changes. With self-awareness and self-improvement, we can better understand ourselves and live a more fulfilling and authentic life.