Good thoughts, good words, good deeds.
― Zoroastrian mantra
“Who am I?” ― what kind of answer can we give to this fundamental question of our selves? Are we, perhaps, our emotions? Are we what other people think about us? How we define ourselves has critical implications for our path of self-development, because “perception precedes improvement”, and “what you measure, you improve”.
Just as there are four kinds of explanations for anything in the world, there are four parallel realms of our own existence, four kinds of self which each explain us in a different way. And just as some temperaments prefer certain kinds of explanations over others, some will identify strongly with only one of these facets of self. Knowing the kind of self you associate with most strongly can tell you about your strengths and your weaknesses.