Being self-aware is not an excuse to not work on your flaws

Being self aware, knowing your label, doesn’t give you permission to not do the work. You can’t say ‘I was depressed that’s why I did all those things’ as an excuse to not face the consequences, you can’t say ‘I’m an 8 on the enneagram that’s why I boss people around’; that’s not how it works.

Being self aware is not to label yourself and justify why you can’t change, it’s the first step to knowing your shortcomings and ask for help.

You have to do the work!