Project Implicit: uncovering the subconscious layers of your “self”

In these tumultous times we live in it can be easy to point fingers and ridicule others for things we deem innapropriate or unfair and injust. We are quick to see flaws in others, but not ourselves. Before we pass judgement on others, we should work to become more self-aware of the subconscious layers of “self” that comprise a human being and their actions.

About a month ago I stumbled upon Project Implicit. Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and internal collaboration that uncovers interesting findings in the realm of social cognition. Project Implicit provides free online tests that tell you more about your implicit biases. Do you prefer “skinny vs. fat” or “abled vs. disabled” people? Sounds kind of deep and scary, right? I’ve spoken with some people about these interesting tests, and it has come to my attention that, yes, these tests can provide somewhat shocking results.

Self-awareness is a path to inner peace. Self-awareness also happens to be one of life skills that matter not only personally, but professionally. So why not try a test or two?

Directions:

  1. Click this link
  2. Continue as a guest (bottom left dropdown menu) and click “go!”
  3. Agree to the terms
  4. See all the tests available!

This test was made known to me by a Harvard Business Publishing reading we had to do for my Leadership Development class – so all is good if you’re uncertain about accessing the site.

This is definitley a great conversation starter with your friends and family. I’d highly recommend checking it out!

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