Healing involves understanding how you’ve been abused, forgiving yourself, and rebuilding your self-esteem and confidence.
However, an “imposter” really feels unqualified in comparison to other candidates―wants the position, but is half terrified of getting it.
If not healed, toxic shame can lead to aggression, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and addiction.
There are a myriad of other things they might do, like slamming doors, giving away something of yours, or offering you dessert that you’re allergic to or when you’re dieting.
Is your family dysfunctional?
Probably, and you’re in the majority.
Boundaries are sort of an imaginary line between you and others.
Authenticity and intimacy require courage.
You’ll have even greater benefits if you do this with a friend, sponsor, or your partner and read your list aloud.
The first step in healing triggers is being able to identify them, as well as your internal beliefs.
Think of the Dark Triad of Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle – it’s perilous to get near it.