1. The author of the book is Stephen R. Covey.
The 7 habits are as following :
Begin with the end in mind
Put first things first
Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Sharpen the saw
2. Habits that I feel aligned with myself –
Begin with the end in mind – Every time I start doing something, I always think about the consequences. This helps me make better decisions based on understanding.
Think win-win – I tend to give a lot of thought to everything. I am usually very careful making my decisions.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood – I always like to learn more and more. So i listen very carefully to what is being said. Then I find it easy to make myself understood.
3. At college I always listen to the teachers very carefully so that I can understand everything that is being said. Only after listening I ask the questions I have. This is the best way of understand and being understood.