“Individuals whom we describe as self-confident or possessed of self-respect seem to be characterized not so much by a feeling of esteem for themselves as by an absence of concern with themselves.” – David Shapiro
Introspection is a double edged sword. While self-reflection and self-analysis are essential to self-awareness, too much self-examination can narrow your world and limit your potential. A better and healthier approach is to focus on others, as well, appreciating that the world is bigger than just you. In fact, sometimes, when you are feeling down and out, the best antidote may be to do something for someone else!
Do you tend to engage in self–analysis OR focus outward?