Often, we go on and on thinking about the past, without having any clear direction or ideas as to how to proceed. Hence, I chalked out the difference between the kind of introspection one is dwelling in.
|Productive introspection||Unproductive introspection|
|Leads to realizations and answers||Leads to no clear answers|
|Leads to personal growth and improvement in behaviour||Leads to low self esteem, self sabotage and self blame|
|Empowers the individual||Disempowers the individual|
|The individual starts to love and accept himself/herself||The individual starts to hate and neglect himself/herself|
|Learning from mistakes and focussing on solutions||Picking out too many mistakes|
|More focus on present and future, rather than past||More focus on the past.|