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August 30th, 2009, 6:39 AM
Do you spend more time reflecting upon yourself, or others? If so, why? Do you reflect deeply upon such things?
I find that mine is both mirrored and transparent equally. I reflect, a lot on the world around me...but at the same time, I can spend hours on end just reflecting upon myself and thinking about myself, not in that selfish way, but on ways to improve myself, searching my heart about how I feel about things and stuff like that.
August 30th, 2009, 6:49 AM
Ah I like this thread.
To be honest it's never really occured to me as to which one I do more or which I don't do enough of which is most likely the case! I reflect mainly on things around me if I'm to be honest. I like to look at people places and things in detail and get to know them and study them before I ever make a decision. Admittedly I can be wrong but that's how I've learned to perceive things a little better. I'm odd I can't really explain the way I think I find it hard to but, I will say I think a lot and I've grown up not trusting people due to people breaching my trust so I'm always very sceptical about people but more so in life rather than the internet as I take things IRL a little more seriously than I do on the internet.
As for reflecting on myself I don't do it a whole lot. I do it every now and then when I can see myself drifting away from who I really am then I sit down and find out what has been going on before other people point it out to me, but most of the time people can spot right away when I'm not being myself. However I'm more of a realist with a touch of a pessimistic view twords certain aspects of life, mainly because of what I've experianced throughout my life. It's very hard to determine the difference between a pessimist and realist due to the worlds basic view. But as I say, The glass is more transparent but seldom flipped to be mirrored.
August 30th, 2009, 7:27 AM
Yea, i always think about my past which gives me nightmares. I wish to forget everything in my past.
Miz en Scène
August 30th, 2009, 7:33 AM
I don't like the past. D:
To me, the only time I ever think about the past is when I think about other people's personality and psychologically profile them. I usually think to the future most of the times.
August 30th, 2009, 2:44 PM
I reflect more upon myself because I'm always trying to improve myself. There are some things I truly don't like about myself that I'm almost always conscious of and always try to change or better. That being said, I do reflect on others a lot as well.
August 30th, 2009, 2:57 PM
While I do both a fair amount, I have a tendency to reflect upon my past self rather than the past of those around me. I can't grasp the past of others as well as I can for myself. I don't know why they acted a certain way in the past - I don't know what was going on through their head at a certain time.
As for reflecting on myself, I think it's great for personal growth. If I think deeply enough, I can realize the mistakes from my past and try to grow from them so I won't repeat it again.
August 30th, 2009, 3:49 PM
Most often, I think of other people, and the situations I may find myself in with them, have been in, or want to be in. I don't reflect on myself that often, unless something's occurred that's made me want to step back and take a good look at where I am. :3
August 30th, 2009, 5:39 PM
A bit of both. :P When looking at a situation I don't like to focus too much on myself, because that gives a skewed view. However, focusing too much on others skews the perspective as well.
August 30th, 2009, 10:54 PM
I reflect upon myself all the time. It's just something that I've done for years; I've constantly wonder about methods I should implement to better myself and therefore make myself a more tolerate-able human being. I also look in the best interests of others, which is pretty much how I manage to accomplish this. So I guess in a sense, you could say both. I reflect upon others, as well as myself, constantly. I'm usually curious about others and try to see how it feels from their perspective; to see how they view things and how they tolerate things differently than I do.
But overall though, I think of others more than myself, so I guess the latter would work better.
Psychology sure is a fun thing to study, guys.
September 3rd, 2009, 11:27 PM
Sometimes, I reflect upon myself, and other times, I reflect upon other peoples' actions. I try to be even about these things, and I use them both to improve myself.
September 4th, 2009, 3:14 AM
First of all, great thread. :]
And as for the actual question? Yes, I reflect upon myself quite a lot. Mainly because I have the time to, but also because I know I can always do better at what I try. As for reflecting on other people? Well, I reflect on their actions and how they affect me a lot, but I also tend to just ask myself questions about them more or less.
September 4th, 2009, 4:32 AM
I suppose I think about both equally, although I'm not really looking to improve myself. :x I guess I just like trying to figure out how other people think, and I like seeing if I can predict their actions. I'm also trying to get an unbiased description of myself and the way I think; I don't want to change myself, I just want to find out what kind of person other people see me as.
... If any of that made sense. XD
September 5th, 2009, 7:46 AM
I must say I reflect the most on problems. I reflect more thoughts on myself than on others
September 29th, 2009, 2:11 PM
The only thing I reflect upon myself is my hair and my piercings
September 29th, 2009, 4:00 PM
I'm only a small part of a population of 6+ billion people. When I think about myself, it is generally in relation to my self-ordained "purpose in life" (since I am atheist, I believe purpose is always self-ordained), which is two-fold: make myself happy and help other people (which more or less relates to the first one, in a way). I don't know if that answers your question or not.
September 30th, 2009, 8:36 AM
I am a transparent mirror. I reflect upon everything, and in fact also point out every mistake. Also, I often wonder about what could have happened if I did things differently, why did I do them, and what has happened because of it. Especially about myself, I often wonder how I got like I am, and how I could change, and if I even want to change.
September 30th, 2009, 3:27 PM
My glass is a transparency that gives way to reflection. I look at the world, and how it looks at me. I observe people, and reflect to myself what thoughts said people have of me. To truly understand one's existence in life, all one has to do is look at the people around them. It's fine to promote inner understand and find yourself, but the people around you are existence. The individual self is finite, but existence as a whole is forever. After you're gone, the only remnant of you is the thoughts others have of you.
I often find myself thinking how I would be remembered, or how future generations would perceive me if my entire life legacy was told through the memories and opinions of others. Based on that idea, I do what I can for others and try to think less of myself in order to "live on" past my individual existence in the most positive manner possible.