The qualities of Self are also a useful gauge for understanding whether others are self-connected from moment to moment. If they’re reacting defensively, lacking in curiosity, or ridiculing and shaming you or others, the…
Tying in with empiricism, the Self is always curious and always seeking to expand its knowledge of reality.
The Self has empathy. Where other people will laugh to hold down pain, the Self is connected to that pain. It sees it for what it is.