This is very much what most career developers and others in this line of work are trying to induce our clients to do, isn't it? We are endeavouring to help our clients to a greater awareness of who they are as individuals and in their own social contexts.
Here's a chance to consider "research in Western philosophy, psychoanalysis, current experimental psychology, neuroscience, aesthetics, and Eastern philosophy as well." To my mind, just the kind of background that might delight many career developers.
Sign up for the March 2013 course at https://www.coursera.org/course/knowthyself.