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The first transformation in our view of reality and identity happened about 35,000 years ago—the dawn of human culture—in our beginning capacity for reflective consciousness, for “knowing that we know,” and the development of early stone tools, cave art, and burial sites. The second transformation occurred roughly 10,000 years ago when humanity shifted from a nomadic to a more agrarian, settled existence in villages and farms, and about 5,000 years ago when city-states began. Our perceptual paradigm transformed for the third time about 300 years ago when our agrarian society shifted to the radical dynamism and materialism of the scientific-industrial era.
Vii). Ill at Ease in One’s Own Skin The French refer to these false fronts as “mal a l’aise dans sa peau”—ill at ease in one’s own skin. A spirit of trust and openness with self and others is absolutely critical, but not possible if we feel like a fake! A main element in the career self-assessment process for change is to begin to detach emotionally, at least from the present situation. This requires stepping out of the role and persona we may have simply wandered into or pressured ourselves into assuming, for whatever reasons, and examining and redefining on a deeper level what we are really all about.
Perfectionism and procrastination Another negative coping behavior is the trap of perfectionism, which generates procrastination. Trapped by rigid standards and expectations, focusing on past fail- Searching for the Authentic Self ures, people give little or no credit to their successes. They find anything short of perfect to be unacceptable. Self-Concealment Self-concealment seems to be regarded as the most natural state for grown men, and concealment is more natural than candor in our society, according to Sidney Jourard (1971) in The Transparent Self.