Identity - 08/01/24

Who am I?

Within a society that puts a lot of expectations on us, it is easy for us to lose track of who we actually are. When we then add into the mix trauma experiences such as bullying and genetic differences such as neurodivergence. We can suddenly reach a point where we aren’t sure what aspects of us are genuinely us. 

In these moments it is important for us to reflect on:

  • Who we are now?
  • Who did you used to be?
  • Who would you like to be in the future.
  • Did you use to be a confident person? Caring person? Determined person?
  • If so, why were you that way before
  • Why are you not that way anymore?
  • How do you feel about the answers to these questions?
  • Are you happy with who you are?
  • If not, why not?

    Through this process of self exploration we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and work towards becoming a more authentic version of ourselves in social situations. 
    However, if you are: finding this exercise difficult, realising you are unhappy with who you are or asking these questions is bringing up challenging thoughts or memories then speaking with a qualified counsellor may be beneficial. Speaking to a counsellor can help you to understand different aspects of yourself and maybe gain a better
    understanding of where these traits have come from and how you feel about them. It can also help us to process past and current life difficulties and see the impacts these things are having on who we are
    and our behaviours.

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