In practice, the development of diversity consciousness is an infinite process. There are six areas for diversity consciousness development: self-analyzing, analyzing other people, exceeding personal boundaries, analyzing social inequality, self-criticizing, and applying what was learned. Self-analysis is a critical starting point in the process of consciousness development.
Above everything else, it provides a perfect reference point for all consequent research and analysis. Since every individual has their own vision and understanding, an attempt to expand the knowledge about that serves as a good second step in the development. The third step implies working on empathy – not only learning about others but trying to see things from their perspective.
As a result, certain features of social inequality will become evident; thus, they must also be considered. As people dive into external analysis, they tend to forget about self-reflection and the proper implementation of acquired knowledge. This tendency might significantly impede the development process and must be addressed accordingly.