What is my name? Who Am I
First and foremost What is my name? Is it Tea Drinking Monkey or Loss of identity.
All i know i am very rare.
Also when was i made?
Am i really 60 years old!
Also Who Made Me.?
Do i drink a lot of tea?
From what part of the world do i come from.
These clothes are strange.
I Tea Drinking Monkey have been thinking a lot about the significance of my identity.
Identity is a grouping of attributes,
Qualities and values that define how we view ourselves,
And perhaps how we think other people see us.
Identity can be formed from the labels we place upon ourselves
Also the roles we undertake, the activities we complete.
My identity helps me to connect with others, my sense of self, my ‘core’, the sense of who I am.
HOW DO YOU ‘LOSE’ YOUR IDENTITY?
Losing your identity can be a long process over a period of months or years,
but Loss of identity can also happen suddenly following a major life event or trauma.
Loss of identity may follow all sorts of change; changes in the workplace,
loss of a job or profession, loss of a role that once defined us, as a child, as a parent, as a spouse.
This leaves a gap, an abyss, an empty space.
Such loss of identity can result in increased levels of generalised anxiety,
Low self-esteem, depression, a loss of self-confidence, social anxiety, isolation, chronic loneliness,
All of which threaten our ability to connect with other people.
You can also lose your identity through the gradual merging in a relationship.
Also healthy relationship should be reciprocal in encouraging and maintaining an individual sense of self.
After all, that surely should be what attracted partners to each other in the first place?
Tea Drinking Monkey
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