Self-awareness and human motivation

The link between self awareness and creativity seem to be both positive and negative, good of it enhances a higher level of of awareness about the true self, but negative if it distracts you from the process and focuses on the result.

At www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com I found interesting scientific articles in this and many other subjects.

Self-awareness and aversive experience in everyday life

Written by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Thomas J. Figurski

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6494.1982.tb00742.x/abstract

One hundred and seven adults reported their activities, thoughts, and feelings at randomly designated intervals over seven days, resulting in more than 4,800 self-reports. The present investigation focused on the relation of self-awareness and voluntariness to the quality of experience. Results indicated that perceived voluntariness is associated with positive experience, while self-awareness is associated with lower affect, activation, and personal involvement, but only when the activity is felt to be voluntary. This conditional association between self-awareness and aversive experience is discussed as it relates to current theory on self-awareness and recent models of human motivation.

This text is from the abstract, but you can read the whole article on the site as well.

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