“I don’t know who I am”, Why You May Feel That Way

Loss of identity and self can manifest in many ways throughout our lifetime. Here is why it happens and what you can do about it.

By Varangi ~

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If you are feeling like you do not know who you really are, it is okay. All of us feel that way at some point in our lives. The important thing to remember as you are going through this phase is that you are growing. When you begin to question your sense of self, it means that you have discovered that there is more to life than you originally imagined. This identity crisis is just a way for you to rediscover your purpose and shift your perspective of life.

There may be several obvious or underlying triggers that may make you feel like you do not know who you really are.

Why You Feel That Way

A major event that shifted your perspective

If you recently experienced a life-altering event that was sudden and unexpected, you may find yourself wondering who you really are. Loss of a spouse, parent, child, or sibling at any age, divorce, traumatic accident, physical disabilities, or other shocking news about your health can throw a wrench in your identity and lifestyle.

Certain lifestyle changes that may not be as traumatic but are also significant can have the same effect. When you quit smoking or drinking, change your job or profession, move to a new country, get married in a different culture, etc. can also have this effect.

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