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Six steps you can take to better understand how others view you

We don’t always correctly read how the outside world reads us. New research shows what we can do to improve our perception and the benefits we’ll see, Elizabeth Bernstein writes.

Most of us are not as self-aware as we think we are.Research shows that people who have a high level of self-awareness—who see themselves, how they fit into the world and how others see them clearly—make smarter decisions, raise more mature children and are more successful in school and work. They’re less likely to lie, cheat and steal. And they have healthier relationships.

Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist from Denver, spent three years conducting a study on self-awareness and has a new book on it titled “Insight.” When

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