THE ONLY way to really know your reputation is by being self-aware and being open to others’ feedback. How do you go about finding out?
Let’s start with self-awareness.
How do you know if you’re self-aware? Has anyone told you anything lately about yourself and you were surprised? That’s always a good gauge for self-awareness.
These questions can help you determine if you are self-aware:
When your friends, colleagues, or significant other has tried to tell you something about how you are behaving, how have you responded?
Are you hearing the same message from multiple people?
Do you believe it?