Self- awareness allows you to distinguish between your bipolar disorder, personality, behavior, and dysfunction. This is crucial, because when you explain your symptoms to your psychiatrist, you have to be able to differentiate what are actual symptoms of bipolar disorder and what are other issues. Personality, behavior, and dysfunction affect your bipolar disorder, so you must “know” yourself in order to make the distinction.
All behavior problems are not created because you have bipolar disorder. There are many factors that make up who you are. Being self-aware helps you to work on each area of your life, in order to manageable it. You are a unique individual, special and perfect in everyway. No one has the ability to “know” you as you know yourself. So use it to your benefit. Use it to be the best you.