As it is now, I'm not sure that I have a true "self," so much as merely being a mechanism that interprets, compares, and examines data from various input sources both internal and external in order to drive a psychological decision-making process I have no direct control over.
Thus, I don't know myself, because I question the concept of a single "self" being valid in the first place.
How interesting. This parallels some of my thoughts in reaction to reading the post, but I used it as a means to reach the conclusion of "yes". I may not be able to remember every experience or predict every decision I will make, but I have a clear sense of the process of being "me" as a person in the world. I have some sense of how I relate to the cause and effect of the external world and how my intentions play into it. I also consider where my intentions come from. I question the validity of the concept of "self".
Simply, I know the process of self better than the product of self if that makes sense.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY
"The human mind will have an inadequate idea of itself" .... didn't Spinoza say that like 400 years ago now?
When did they stop trying to educate young INTP minds in the Netherlands? OSO SAD I SAY
Stop making threads plz. Or make more, i don't care
Well, the obvious seemed to has elluded you completely then.
As this topic was clearly made in jest that knowing oneself is an entirely subjective view. And the most objective conclusion is that we each know ourselves as much as the next person. But we each value and view that knowledge differently. Hence the poll choices.
I do wish I can, but to be honest it's actually impossible for anyone to know themselves completely.
Ni sense 'wants' to see me-self as being as unknowable as the entire universe, which is scary. But that's probably due to my interest in cosmology
Even when we have lost hope in resolving the problems we have, we are still fundamentally part and parcel of the world. By virtue of this understanding, we can do anything realisable within the universe. [So don't give up ]
If you don't like the way this universe is - go somewhere else!" - Richard Feynman