October 3, 2021
Last Updated on June 2, 2022
Self discovery is a journey. Who you are today is not who you were yesterday, and who you are tomorrow will not be who you are today.
Because of our ever changing nature, it’s not uncommon to look at ourselves in the mirror and feel like we don’t really even know ourselves.
But by asking ourselves the right questions for self discovery, we can break out of this feeling and learn more about ourselves.
By engaging in self discovery, you learn more about your values, motivations, and goals. In turn, this builds feelings of self worth and allows you to make choices that are aligned with who you are.
Self discovery is all about questioning. In order to truly discover yourself, you must ask yourself challenging questions about who you really are:
I’ve compiled 60 questions for self discovery that can help you in this journey.
The most practical way to use these self discovery questions is through journaling.
By writing down your answers to these questions, you can deepen your reflection and get more out of them.
These questions can be used all at once, or separately. Feel free to pick some questions out of the list that resonate with you. Here’s a few ways you could consider using these questions:
However you choose to go about these self discovery questions, it’s important to be gentle with yourself and keep an open mind.
Plan on doing these questions somewhere you feel safe and secure. If any of your answers make you feel uncomfortable, recognize and validate your feelings. It may be something to work through with a counselor or therapist if you feel that would be helpful.
I hope you found these questions supportive in your self discovery journey.
What questions stood out to you the most? More importantly, what did you learn about yourself?
Because of our ever evolving nature, it can be helpful to revisit the same questions at different points in life.
Take note of questions you would like to revisit, and notice how your answers change over time.
If you want to take the next steps toward self discovery, one of the most powerful ways to do so is through shadow work, which focuses on examining the hidden parts of yourself.
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