||[May. 10th, 2011|03:30 pm]
Someone recently was complaining about the variations and turns of phrase that come out to mean ‘I know you better than you know yourself’. Apologies, I can’t remember which of you it was.
I’m just here to say, though, that it turns out that science supports that statement, in some senses. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=know-thyself-11-05-07 . The truth is that we as people are most likely to develop blind spots about ourselves, and have the ability to be more objective about others. So -objectively- others may know more about us than we do ourselves. Emotionally, we still probably know more about ourselves, but we may not be admitting it to ourselves.
Welcome to this crazy tribal society we live in.
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