What’s a disturbed sense of self? How do I know if I have one?

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  • Post published:December 7, 2022
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Client: Can you describe what disturbances in sense of self might look or feel like? For some reason this resonates with me and I believe it may be what I experienced from a very young age.

Cedric: Sure, so disturbances in the sense of self can be multifaceted, for example:

  • The sense that I don’t know what I want
  • I have no opinions or feel like I only have a vert tentative grasp on my opinions and desires.
  • What I want doesn’t matter,
  • I lack agency and control over my life
  • I don’t feel good about myself
  • I don’t feel like I can separate myself from others even when that is the right thing to do
  • I can’t make my own decisions

Also dissociation is a disturbance of the sense of self as there are parts of the self that aren’t communicating with each other. Another type of disturbance in the sense of self is just a sense of inner-void (a fugue state, a dissociative state).

If these are issues for you look at this course on developing the Healthy Adult, which starts this Monday 12th December:

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