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FIND YOUR true self

If you’ve ever asked the huge question of ‘who am I?’, you’ll know it’s not a simple thing to sum up. Our sense of self is a melting pot of qualities, values, and personality traits that defines how we see, and feel, about ourselves. But why is this so important, and what happens when our inner state gets shaken?

Why identity matters

Psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erikson coined the term ‘identity crisis’ in the late 1960s. He believed identity issues to be a developmentally important conflict faced by humans as they progress through life’s stages, from childhood to old age.

Our sense of self is vital for emotional regulation and development and it enables us to navigate effectively in the world, explains psychotherapist Noel McDermott (). ‘We can think of it as the rudder on our boat that

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