Impostors are preoccupied with acceptance and approval. Because of their suffocating need to please others, they cannot say no with the same confidence with which they say yes. And so they overextend themselves in people, projects, and causes, motivated not by personal commitment but by the fear of not living up to others expectations. The false self was born when as children we were not loved properly or were rejected or abandoned. The impostor is the classic codependent. To gain acceptance and approval, the false self suppresses or camouflages feelings, making emotional honesty impossible. Living out of the false self creates a compulsive desire to present a perfect image to the public so that everybody will admire us and nobody will know us. The false self buys into outside experiences to furnish a personal source of meaning. The impostor is what he does.
dsoltero asked: Good shit, lady! Lets hangout.
Ahh thank you! I love all your stuff. But seriously, lets.
Ps: super jealous you snuck into the stones. I didn’t even think of that!
Joy Division // Disorder