Who do you believe you are?



This was a response to a question in another post, We work on becoming the person we believe we are or want to be.

A normal person sees a positive, productive, happy you, I think.

What about an adult who was abused as a kid, who does he/she see themselves as?

For me, I have no clue who I am supposed to be.

When does this happen, in childhood?

Who do you believe you are?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on August 21, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Abuse and neglect will erase the sense of self. A child needs to see who they are reflected with love and appreciation. When that’s missing, the lifelong quest for self-discovery begins. Sometimes it’s the Holy Grail. Sometimes, we settle for the names strangers assign.
    For me, it changes. At this present moment, it appears convincingly one way. Five minutes from now, it may remain or change. I don’t suffer clinically speaking from multiple personality disorder. It’s just my childhood reflection was missing. At this moment, I choose to work at being….fill in the blank.

  2. Yes the reason we do not know who we are supposed to be

    PTSD is a demon inside our head

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