Almost two weeks ago, someone challenged a fundamental assumption I’d held about myself.
This revelation has upended my world. Suddenly I feel wobbly, tentative, and not quite sure who I am.
I’m undergoing a massive shift in self-understanding.
As a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience, I’ve considered myself an expert on matters of the psyche and personality.
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My scope of knowledge includes myself.
I’m an avid believer in the power of therapy and have seen my fair share of specialists over the years. A few weeks ago, if you’d asked me if I think I know myself, I would have answered affirmatively and then described me as a “sensitive extroverted introvert.”
But two weeks ago, I saw a therapist I hadn’t seen in a while. She challenged my self-definition with something so stunning that I’ve done nothing for over a week except to try and take it in, to make sense of this piece of information.
I think I’m ready to share it now.