Trust of myself as a factor of existential self-determination

Keywords: trust of myself; self-determination; existential crisis; life satisfaction


The article considers the phenomenon of "trust of myself" as one of the most important components of self-determination. Going through age crises first, and then personal crises, a person asks himself the question "Who am I? What do I live for?" In the process of growing up, we are looking for guidelines to follow, but how to understand which of the proposed options is most suitable?! It is impossible to answer this question, focusing only on external factors, especially since in modern realities we are witnessing how as a result of the culture of consumption the individual is devalued, the importance of knowledge about oneself is eroded. Therefore, a slightly different approach is needed, namely: a scrupulous assessment of self-motives, interests, preferences and hobbies. In order to start this assessment, rejecting all superstitions, you need to have a guide, and this guide is the person himself. However, to become a reference point for oneself means, first of all, to trust oneself. Consideration of the phenomenon of "trust of myself, in the context of self-determination, returns a person to a degree of certainty in the changing world. In the process of research, we were able to compare the presence of trust of myself and satisfaction with their own lives. Through projective techniques, we have created a safe environment for the "painful topics", avoiding difficulties with the inclusion of protective mechanisms. Subjects who received high index of confidence in trust of myself, have of high index of satisfaction with their lives. Thus, we can say that trust of myself is the cornerstone of self-determination.


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How to Cite
Kogut, A., & Lanovenko, Y. (2021). Trust of myself as a factor of existential self-determination. Herald of Kyiv Institute of Business and Technology, 46(4), 40-49.