Hi Emily Governale Thank you :)

Self-awareness should help us realize if we are labeling ourselves and inspire us to reframe the words we use to describe ourselves. It shouldn’t turn into bullying.

However, when we get stuck in too much introspection, we can start ruminating negative experiences or thoughts that get us stuck. I wrote about how ‘Too much self-examination can kill you’ here. Maybe that’s what you are referring to. If not, feel free to write back so I can address your questions.

Thank you,


I help teams and organizations build fearless cultures. Creator of the Culture Design Canvas. Insights → www.fearlessculture.design/blog

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