Do You Really Know Yourself?

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Your life just reached a turning point, it’s the time where you are gradually venturing into your own world and THAT classic question hits you: “Who am I?”. All it takes is this one question to drive you into an existential crisis. These are times where you probably feel confused and isolated as you struggle to find your place in this big and rapidly changing world.

You could be experiencing what is called an “identity crisis”, as suggested by Verywell Mind. The idea of an identity crisis was coined by developmental psychologist Erik Erikson. He defines the concept as the analysis of one’s self-image through varying methods, which often happens but is not confined to adolescents. This essentially means that what you’re going through is a completely normal stage and you’re not alone.

Feeling confused about your identity can be detrimental to your mental health and self-esteem, but fret not as there are ways for you to get to know yourself.