Well, maybe I should put this in the psychology section, but we'll give it a go here first.
Although I fear I'm the only nut who has problems with this, and I feel almost bashful about posting this in an open forum, I have a little issue, and I'd like to get some ideas from you guys on how any of you overcame it or knew people who did.
I have an unstable sense of self. There. I said it.
My concept of who I am depends on where I am, often wildly. I assume this is not at all normal and is rather disconcerting. And when people ask me what *I* think, or what *I* want, I sit there dumbfounded like, *gulp* um...I don't know. And then people wonder wtf is wrong with you because, damn it, you should know what you want.
This is so extreme that my personality shifts in different phases of my life depending on who I'm with. And it makes me quite uneasy. I'm also shifty in the goals I have in life, especially under acute stress.
Has anyone had these issues, and if so, how did you/those people overcome them?
Disclaimer: No, this is not a joke and I'm not saying this to get empathy or attention. I really wonder if this is becoming a problem and how to get over it.
I'm actually so embarrassed that I have second-guesses over whether or not I should post this.