Definition: looking into one’s own mind, feelings, reactions, or motives; objective observation and analysis of oneself

Balancing Quality: Service Minded

Familial Quality: reflective

Too Far: selfishness
     Note: Overmuch introspection leads to forgetting others; therefore any activity concerning others is an antidote to harmful brooding.

• It’s very important for people to know what gives them meaning. But it’s hard for people to figure out if you’re not connecting with yourself and taking the time to just be introspective and daydream. — Daniel Lubetzky (1968-) Mexican-American philanthropist
• Introspection, or ‘sitting in the silence,’ is an unscientific way of trying to force apart the mind and senses, tied together by the life force. The contemplative mind, attempting its return to divinity, is constantly dragged back toward the senses by the life currents. — Paramabansa Yogananda [born Mukunda Lal Ghosh] (1893-1952) Indian Hindu monk, yogi, & guru