I have trouble addressing the false self on Central.
The first trouble I have is in recognising that I am addressing a false self rather than an integrated self.
This is compounded by the fact that the false self is normal on Central, and encouraged on Central.
And no acknowledgement is made that the integrated self is more desirable than the false self.
But worse many of us live in and work in environments where a false self is required, such as retail sales, the service industry, and interestingly, in school.
I suppose what strikes me is that there is no revolt against the culture of the false self. This is ironic as the false self fancies itself as independent, individual, and even revolutionary, but there is absolutely no revolt against the false self.
And mbti is the codification of the false self.
The false self is functional and acceptable and smothers the possibility of the integrated self.
And of course The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger addresses the false self.
And I myself have seen the false self successfully addressed in an encounter group at the University of New South Wales.
It requires moral courage, persistence, and an integrated personality to lead the group.