Ways of finding your true identity

Who am I?…

This should not be a rhetorical question! One should be able to give a concrete &complete answer to this question.

After much struggling and thinking , I decided to put up a list of concrete methods of finding who you are.

This list is opened to contributions and should be further developed. Input is needed as this is only a rough sketch of a “finding yourself WIKI”

This post will be re-edited from time to time and added new things, as the authors will enlarge their vision upon this issue and the visitors will contribute with meaningful comments.

Ways of finding your true identity:

1. Keeping a diary

Why?- writing down your thoughts &emotions=this will help you keep track of who you became, who you were before this…

-talking to yourself= debating,asking questions, reaching interesting conclusions

-putting your inner thoughts and emotions into words=translating “the untranslatable content of your soul”,those things you always tried to put into words but couldn’t or did not dare.

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2. Expressing your identity through symbols : animal, plant, stone,fantasy being, nature element, meteorological phenomena, imaginary world (a different time and place for you to live in)

Why?–putting your inner thoughts and emotions into words=translating “the untranslatable content of your soul”,those things you always tried to put into words but couldn’t or did not dare

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3. Cultural learning: comparing yourself with characters from books, movies, myths and legends, paintings &other works of art…

Why?-you may find ” a piece of you” in another person’s imaginary world, that is in ART. Though you’ll never find a complete image of yourself (because you are unique and real), you may find interesting pieces to fit your identity puzzle.

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4. Sharing with others

Why?-if you can find other open-minded individuals , it would be great if you could exchange ideas & concerns because this could help you both progress.

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5. Things that you are good at:discovering your talents and exploring your skills,abilities…

Why?-whenever you do something you really like & are good at, you feel more “like the real you”. the only problem is to have the time and the needed opportunities to discover what you are good at.

-this is the most practical and concrete way of finding out who you are.

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6.” The way in which you try to find out who you are is also part of who you are”

That’s right. Go and invent your own ways of finding your identity, the inner you.

2 thoughts on “Ways of finding your true identity

  1. susirupines

    I think that a way in which you are trying to find your own identity also reveals some of it! It might also be helpful to investigate your dreams, stream of consciousness…

    Sharing with others: what about close-minded people? It would be a great challenge for your identity! Easier to shape your ideas..

  2. scrisoarefaralitere

    Close-minded people drive me crazy.I guess I should be more opened to close-minded!

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