Posts tagged How to Be Myself
From Pretending to Being Myself

People have asked me about living out patterns that aren't consistent with whom they believe themselves truly to be. For instance, someone who believes he's confident, funny, and strong feels as though he's let himself down because so often he acts shy, ultra-polite, and nice.

This could be a way of living and expressing oneself that conflicts with the way someone really wants to be. When you compare yourself to some ideal self, it's very likely you'll find things that don't measure up...

Read More
Creating An Authentic -Self

We’ve heard it countless times: “Be yourself”. Is it really that easy to be yourself? How do we know what it means to actually be our authentic selves? Shakespeare, himself, even toted to be true to ourselves, but how do we get there? It’s helpful to first analyze the question of who we actually are. On the surface, many of us already identify ourselves a certain way, whether that is classified by race, gender, political party, financial status, and so on. While this may be part of us on some superficial level, these are moreso constructs of what was given to us the moment we we born, or are created even from our own point of view...

Read More
"I’m One Person With Some, But Another With Others"

Some people are just who they are. You know the ones—those who pretty much say what they’re thinking and don’t seem to change to accommodate different people or places.  Sometimes these types can be refreshing because of their raw authenticity; other times they can be worrisome or even obnoxious. Those are probably far fewer than you’d have guessed...

Read More