Self-analysis is the constant active awareness of oneself throughout one’s life, to be aware, to increase the awareness of oneself, of one’s unconscious motivations, of everything which is significant in one’s mind, of one’s aims, of one’s contradictions, discrepancies. (…) But it cannot be done without great seriousness and without giving it the importance which it has. ― (1991d [1974]: Therapeutic Aspects of Psychoanalysis, in: E. Fromm, The Art of Listening, New York (The Continuum Publishing Corporation) 1994, p. 188.)

The capacity to see is not divisible, self-analysis must also be concerned with becoming aware of the reality in other persons as well as in social and political life. (…) We often observe unconscious strivings in others before we learn to observe them in ourselves. We must be aware of these hidden sectors in others, because what goes on in ourselves is not only intrapsychic, and thus to be understood by studying only what goes on within the four walls of our person, but it is interpersonal; that is to say, it is a net of relations between myself and others; I can see ourselves fully only inasmuch as I see myself in my relations to others, and in theirs to me. ― (1989a [1974-75]: The Art of Being, New York (Continuum) 1993, p. 77.)