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135 profound questions for reflection + for self-reflection
How often do you deal with important, serious questions to think about? Probably rarely or not at all. A mistake! Profound and exciting questions not only stimulate thought, but also inspire, help to reflect and promote personal growth. This has nothing to do with endless pondering and philosophizing. The aim is for you to analyze yourself and important topics. We have listed more than 135 questions for you to think about ...
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Over 135 examples of questions to think about
Below we have put together more than 135 questions for you to think about from different areas. You don't have to answer each and every one right away. Pick a few questions that appeal to you - and take the time to really think about them. It's not about a right or wrong answer. It is crucial to deal honestly with the question.
Questions about personality
Your personality is what defines you. Your characteristics, attitudes, ways of thinking and behaving. Reason enough to think about it more often. For example, with these questions to think about:
- What kind of person am i?
- What is my greatest strength?
- What is my greatest weakness?
- Which dream do I want to realize?
- Who (or what) inspires me?
- What would I like to change in myself?
- Do I like people who are similar to me?
- What behavior am I in my own way?
- Am I part of the solution or rather part of the problem?
- What is my greatest passion?
- How do I describe myself in one sentence?
- Do I want to be alone or among people?
- What am I grateful for?
- What makes me special
- Do i love myself
- Do I speak too much or too little?
- When do I speak differently than I am used to?
- What makes me cry
- How crippling is self-awareness?
- What bad habit do I want to break?
- What would i never do
- Am I satisfied with the way I look?
- Am I satisfied with my personality?
- What mistakes did I learn from?
- Where do I compare myself to others?
- Am I optimistic or pessimistic about things? Why?
- Who am I really?
Questions about values
What are your values? What is important to you? The following thought-provoking questions address this and help you better understand your own values.
- Which is easier: like someone or hate someone?
- What makes me happy
- What I want?
- What would I like to do more?
- How often do I stand up for something that doesn't help me?
- How can I be a role model for others?
- Which is worse: failing or not trying?
- Which decisions are particularly difficult for me?
- What would make the world a better place?
- What am I really proud of?
- What do I take too little time for?
- What does freedom mean to me?
- What is my greatest fear?
- What am I most upset about?
- In which century would I have liked to live?
- What thoughts do I have before I go to sleep?
- Which is more important: patience or quick action?
- What values did my parents teach me?
- Are Lies Alright? What about white lies?
- Which is more important: intelligence or emotional intelligence?
- Is there anything that is perfect?
- Can I let myself go sometimes? If not - why not?
- What is beauty?
- Which characteristics are particularly important in humans?
- What would change if I won the lottery?
Questions about success
For many, success is an important part of life. It is all the more important to deal with it - the following questions will help you think:
- What is success for me?
- How much success do I need personally?
- If you're successful, are you right?
- Would life be better if everyone succeeded?
- Is it work when it is fun?
- At what amount does money become of no interest to me?
- What do I learn more from: mistakes or successes?
- Who do I want to work with?
- Would I work more for more money?
- Would I give myself a job? If so, which one?
- Would i want to be my own boss?
- Am I satisfied in my job?
- Would I keep working if money wasn't an issue?
- What would I do if I knew I couldn't fail?
Questions about life
Life is connected with countless questions that we like to avoid - because they are uncomfortable and sometimes difficult to answer. This makes it all the more important to address exactly these points with the following thought-provoking questions.
- What advice would I give myself in the past?
- Which event in my life would I like to change?
- Is life determined by fate?
- What is my fondest memory?
- What would you do if you died tomorrow
- What do I regret most?
- Which is more important: doing things right or doing the right things?
- How do I imagine the future?
- What's the meaning of life?
- How do I define meaning for myself?
- Is there a life after death?
- What is the goal of mankind?
- What is the highlight of my life - or is it still ahead of me?
- What was the most embarrassing moment of my life?
- Am I afraid of death?
- If I could live my life again: What would I do differently?
- Which experience in my life is particularly important?
- What do I want to leave for my children?
- Would I wish my children my life?
- What would improve my life
- What is my goal in life?
- What's stopping me from leading the life I want to have?
- Which things lose their meaning in the course of life?
- When do I have a full life?
- How are people supposed to remember me?
Questions for reflection
Questions to think about should stimulate reflection, critical questioning of oneself. Too often we just accept things. Accepting instead of reflecting. The following questions serve for deeper reflection:
- What - or who - do I think of when I want to think of something beautiful?
- Would I rather be more intelligent or more personable?
- When do I prefer to rely on my intuition than on certainty?
- What are the pros and cons of the truth?
- What do I find easier: thinking or reflecting?
- Do I have goals that I don't like?
- Which superpower would I like to have?
- At what age are you old?
- What do I know for sure?
- Am I afraid of insignificance?
- Who do I lie to more often: others or myself?
- What was the best excuse of my life?
- What reputation do I have with others?
- What would I ask Socrates?
- Is there a god?
- What would I have liked to have known 10 years ago?
- What was my very first feeling?
- When do I reach my limits?
- What answers would I like a question to?
- Which discovery would I rather not have made?
- What thoughts would I rather not have?
Questions about relationships
The human being as a social being is dependent on relationships. But how do you judge relationships and what do you look for in other people? These thought-provoking questions will take a closer look at your relationships:
- What do I expect from love?
- Who do I love more than myself?
- What quality do I value most in other people?
- Who would I like to spend more time with?
- Who do I trust 100 percent?
- Which compliments make me feel insecure?
- What do I want from a relationship?
- Do I judge people fairly and without prejudice?
- What relationship would I like to rebuild?
- Do I know who my friend really is?
- Do I know who my friend really is?
- Do I treat others as I would like to be treated myself?
- Is there love at first sight?
- Is there hatred at first sight?
- Who did I learn the most from?
- How often is the lowest common denominator enough for me?
- Who can make me laugh - and with what?
- Who makes me a better person?
- Do I keep promises that I make to others?
- What would I do for my friends / partner? And what not?
- Who would I pay to be my friend?
- Can I forgive other people?
- Who am I jealous of - and why?
- Without whom can I no longer imagine life?
3 benefits of asking questions for thought
Questions to think about are more than just a pastime. They are helpful food for thought, encourage self-reflection, and make you a more stable personality. There are also three advantages:
- You get to know yourself better.
You know yourself well - but there is more that you may not be aware of. By asking questions to reflect, you get to know yourself better and question aspects of yourself that you have simply accepted so far.
- You can develop.
Dealing with profound, critical and sometimes difficult questions lets you grow personally. Perhaps some views will change, on other points you will see yourself confirmed and emerge stronger from the analysis of the questions for reflection.
- You come up with new ideas.
Questions to think about can be a veritable creativity technique. Precisely because they encourage you to question things and possibly see them differently. This is how you come up with new ideas.
Difficulty with thinking questions
Many people find it difficult at first to seriously concern themselves with the above questions for thought. Instead, people resist it, ridicule the whole thing or deny the answers any relevance. If you feel the same, it is likely caused by one of the following problems:
- Stuck self-image
Dealing deeply with serious questions to think about is not easy - and not only provides pleasant answers. Some even shake their previous self-image. Some people don't want to question themselves critically and prefer to avoid the questions.
- Fear of change
Fear of change is widespread. The critical questions often trigger change processes. Those who do not want to change ignore the questions.
- Incorrect adjustment
"A few questions to think about make no difference ..." That's true, but it's also the wrong attitude. Only when you draw conclusions from the answers and put them into practice will the questions develop their full effect.
Don't let these obstacles stop you. Thinking about deep questions is worth it. Try it!
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Nils Warkentin studied business administration at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. In the career bible, he is devoted to topics related to studying, starting a career and everyday office life.
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