Self-Awareness Books (reviews)

This article will give a brief idea of Self-Awareness Books and how does it help us in staying focused on who we are.

Then it will highlight 10 Self-awareness Books.


Self-Awareness Books help in alternating the way we look at ourselves and others.

Being self-aware means we are closer to ourselves, we know exactly who we are and why we act in a certain way that we do.

It is not something that a child has from birth, he learns it with time. It can have several names in its context and those are self-control, self-regulation, etc.

Self-awareness helps us in staying focused on who we are, what we like and how we like without many distractions and if any hurdles come along it helps in adapting it in a very short span of time.

It has been found in years of research that with Self-awareness, a person can learn the art of mindfulness easily as this is what the whole sole purpose of being in present is.

If a person has Self-awareness, he is more likely to have good well-being and mental health.

Self-awareness helps in achieving personal growth, maturity, and patience.

No Pain No Gain:

Self-awareness needs a lot of struggles to achieve, it’s nothing like you get it in platter from birth.

From day one of living life, the journey of this ‘self’ begins. And the journey of the struggles is worthy as it gives the desired results and that too very fast. 

Here are some books to achieve Self-awareness faster-

10 Self-awareness Books:

Self-Awareness: The Hidden Driver of Success and Satisfaction-

Travis Bradberry has written this book and it describes what choices we make is what we are dependent on.

It revolves around the fact that self-awareness is very important in achieving any desirable outcome.

The author has revealed the findings that indicated that our personality profiling is the way of being insightful.

It carefully evaluated the relationship between personality and self-awareness.   

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business:

This book is written by Charles Duhigg. He wrote this book after observing the habits at play in rioting mobs overseas.

He was fascinated by the nature of human behavior and wanted to dig deeper into the hope of finding some loops that our brain gets into conserve efforts.

In this book, he considered some of the findings on how the brain works at the brain level and discussed the three stages and those were- cur, habit, and reward.

And later he discussed some of the helpful ways of changing habits and retaining Self-awareness.

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength:

Authors of this book tried to incorporate that along with IQ, willpower is one of the most important aspects of life.

They correlated willpower with happiness, emotional well-being, social support, physical health, etc.

Then they try to roll over that how Self-awareness manages how we channel our energy.

Willpower has 316 pages and is professionally written by Psychologists with some interesting experiments.

Insight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World:

Tasha Eurich is the writer of this book and, she sees self-awareness as a meta-cognitive skill.

She portrays that being in this world, we get lost in the ongoing scenarios and forgets who we are, we lose our focus from ourselves.

The author has asked the readers to question themselves and seek answers within themselves.

This book focuses on the role of interpersonal connection in developing awareness.

This book suggests that humans have very poor judgment and therefore we have to put some extra efforts into knowing ourselves.

It focuses on self-examination and insight.

Personal Power through Awareness, revised edition:

This is a spiritual classic written by Sanaya Roman which includes a powerful process of understanding our unwanted energy, such as thoughts, beliefs, and emotions so that we can stay focused and balanced.

The author tried and bring Personal Power through Awareness.

This is a classic from which one learns how self-awareness helps in understanding the negative energy in others and within and eventually helps in dealing with them. 

The Science of Self Control:

It is a very deep textbook with solid data and experimental researches, therefore we can say it has scientific approaches of Self-awareness.

It has examined various key elements of self-regulation and how it relates to decision making, behavior, etc.

It has diagrams, charts, and numerical data as well which makes this textbook fascinating and interesting as well.


Robert Greene is the author of Mastery and it is known to be a masterpiece for learning Self-awareness.

This book includes a wide variety of ideas about- what it takes to become a master.

Becoming one’s own master is like a dream come true and this book genuinely makes a dream come true.

As the author has a vast knowledge of historical and modern masters, readers get some hardcore knowledge of what it takes to be a master.

He described that Mastery is a simple process that can be accessed by anyone who is willing to give enough time, dedication and sacrifice in creating a masterful work.

The Willpower Instinct:

It is a good book with some Self-awareness and self-control approaches from an academic point of view.

If one is willing to give his time and efforts then this book is a gem and worth his time.

It’s a bit lengthy but it gives clarity on why Self-awareness seems so challenging to master for so many people. 

The Practicing Mind:

Thomas M. Sterner wrote this book and it promises a new perspective on how to build your Self-awareness.

He believes that our mindset plays a very important role in how Self-awareness an individual is.

He gave his personal experiences in this book so as to let people know he is walking on his own shoes and honestly that gives this book a big thumbs up.

One will learn that with the right awareness and mindset, one can master just about anything.

Practicing makes a man perfect and what makes a man- a man, is his mind, therefore, developing a practicing mind is what is to be accomplished.

And once it’s done, the Self-awareness becomes easier to wield.

Mini Habits: Small Habits, Bigger Results- Stephen Guise:

The importance of freedom is what this book focuses on.

This book makes one understand and realize how the feeling of being free can be used in a productive way.

Rather than wasting time, something productive can be done out of it. This is what has been mentioned in this book.

How can one work in his free time towards his desires and how taking these tiny steps can lead to bigger and fruitful results.

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This blog gave a brief idea on Books of Self-awareness and how does it help us in staying focused on who we are.

Then it highlighted 10 books on self-awareness.

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Which book is best for knowledge?

Best books for knowledge are Insight: The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-deluded world, Mastery, The Willpower Instinct, etc. to name a few

Can books change your life?

Yes, reading the right book can definitely change a life, as books are the most powerful source of grabbing knowledge.


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