3.1 Pretending to be someone we're not.
I’m driven to pretend to be someone I’m not because I can’t stand the person I think that I am.
I believe I’m unloveable. I constantly tell myself that I’m incompetent, stupid, and alone. I believe if you really knew me, the way I know myself, you’d shun me. And I believe you’d be right.
Do you tell yourself something similar?
It’s terribly exhausting, and makes me feel like I have to hide the “real me.” Like there’s no place for me in this world—no home. Do you feel the same?
Do you have a constant litany of negative thoughts about yourself playing a soundtrack to your life? I’m pretty sure you do.