A high IQ can even lead you deeper into an unconscious life, because very smart people generally believe they are right, so they strongly prefer their version of reality. This reduces the motivation to be open to new and unknown possibilities. It cements fixed habits and beliefs in place. Awareness brings freedom from fixed beliefs and habits. Awareness allows people to think about who they are and what they are like, and to evaluate themselves, and it even allows them to change their own behavior if they don’t like something about themselves.As long as you maintain this level of self-understanding and self-compassion, you will be ready to work constructively to improve your life!
Their are some very concealed thoughts patterns and personality traits which are totally not in our awareness, but are in our unconscious or previous conscious minds.. For that we have to work on our awareness as those actually we know about are somewhere in our mind but we repress or suppress and keep on living with cognitive baisness ..
While we might all like to believe that we are rational and logical, the sad fact is that we are constantly under the influence of cognitive biases that distort our thinking, influence our beliefs, and sway the decisions and judgments we make each and every day.
Sometimes these biases are fairly obvious, and you might even find that you recognize these predispositions. Others are so subtle that they are almost impossible to notice.
Since our attention is a limited resource and we can’t possibly evaluate every possible detail and event in forming our thoughts and opinions, there is ample room for these biases to enter our thought process and affect our decisions.
The tendency for an individual to rely too heavily on one’s own perspective and/or have a higher opinion of one’s self than reality merits. For example Egocentric Bias comes as a result of the reality that every individual has a vast amount of information they know about themselves that others are not privy to. Because there is such a huge amount of information about the self each individual has, this can lead to an a disproportionate weight and influence given to the self’s views, knowledge, and opinion on various kinds of topics/judgement/experiences.You are smart if you are conscious. You have to develop self awareness and understanding of others… It’s not a day’s endeavor but at least we are capable of the mastery… Otherwise lots of life experiences change our approach towards self and others and we must be honest to accept that.