By Kinga Aitken Baboczi MD MPH
In all honesty, we all have personality traits that we are not necessarily proud of, that we try to hide and definitely not display in public. These qualities are also the ones we don`t appreciate and judge in others. These personality traits are called our SHADOW. According to Carl Jung “the shadow is the person that we’d rather not be.” When good people make bad decisions, the shadow is the one to blame.
Discover your shadow:
Take a piece of paper,
On the right hand side write down your best qualities, the qualities you absolutely love about yourself and are proud of,
Now write down the opposites of those qualities on the left hand side,
There, those represent your shadow.
Because you don`t like those qualities, you suppress them and publicly express the exact opposite. If you think about it, your shadow made you model your personality and incorporate all those great qualities into it in the first place.
EMBRACE YOUR SHADOW FOR A PEACEFUL, BALANCED LIFE!