A candid conversation with the mirror is good. But beyond the superficial (and being comfortable with it), is an awareness that is more of an introspection. A preview of how you react to stimuli. A peek at what makes you respond in a way others don’t. And, above all, an understanding of why you behave the way you do.
We are all a sum total of our experiences. These experiences have coloured and shaped our lives in ways that are unique. These are the experiences that define us. They have added a wrapping to our already differentiated DNAs and they have moulded us into individuals.