What is the term for not knowing yourself/

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04 Dec 2021, 8:41 am

/saying what you mean?



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04 Dec 2021, 9:20 am

Well , 'self-awareness' is knowing yourself , I am not aware of a singular term for not knowing yourself.

As for not saying what you mean - 'disingenuous' is one word that means that.



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26 Feb 2022, 6:48 pm

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27 Feb 2022, 7:21 am

the sense that allows us to understand our emotions and our motivations is "interoception" which at least used to be part of "proprioception".
These senses are not listed among the 5 senses we usually learn about in school, but are now considered senses too.

I would say a person is not "self aware" if they do not know themselves, or understand themselves. This is something that could possibly be helped with therapy to teach us .


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27 Feb 2022, 7:43 am

Ignorance/honesty.



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27 Feb 2022, 7:49 am

Lack of self-awareness.



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27 Feb 2022, 9:39 am

I am aware of myself, but I am finding more and more things that I didn't know about myself or couldn't see about myself. I suspect there are always things one can't see about one's self. But I think with autism there could be more of that.

Not one word, my apologies to the OP. Just thoughts.


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27 Feb 2022, 11:35 pm

As for who you are: a lack of self-identity. Your identity is who you are. There's one unrecognized condition that features it:

Echoism: a lack of self-identity along with ego (the complete opposite of a Narcissist, which might sound good, but it's not). I have this one, and I don't know who I am other than that negative voice, which apparently isn't me.

BPD has an unstable self-identity, albeit it's there. DID has more than one. Brain injury could do this one too.



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28 Feb 2022, 1:50 am

Technic1 wrote:
/saying what you mean?


katzhutte wrote:
...As for not saying what you mean - 'disingenuous' is one word that means that.

Ouch! That would be intentionally not saying what you mean. Perhaps I'm projecting (my own issues), but I believe the question is coming from a different place.

My guesses:

from the speaker's viewpoint:
misjudge
slip
blunder
error
gaffe
faux pas
ineloquent
misunderstood
circuitous
misconceive


from a 3rd party viewpoint:
misjudged
misconstrued
get signals mixed
get the wrong impression
take wrongly
take amiss
misread
misunderstand
misinterpreted


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28 Feb 2022, 2:13 am

What is the term for not knowing yourself/

Alexithymia - the inability to recognize or describe one's own emotions
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an unexamined life ?


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