Examples: Seven Disowned Selves

As with the primary selves you can find several examples of disowned selves below.

This part likes to take things easy. There is no hurry, it takes life the way it comes. It has a relaxed  way of handling things in life and doesn’t worry. It is great to hangout with the relaxed self. But if you are in a hurry, this is not the one that you want to  be around.

The Rebel has an important motto, “rules are made to be broken”. It will go against conformism, hates conservatism, and has an opposing view of the majority. It doesn’t care what other people think. The rebel is never boring to hang out with, although if you go along wit hit, you might get a bit into trouble.

The egoist is concerned with it’s own goals and it’s own needs. It’s not concerned with the needs of others, and why should it? The egoist thinks “if I don’t take care of myself, who will?” Other people have to wait and I don’t care how long. The egoist is not such a good teamplayer. Unconditional love is not in the vocabulary of the egoist.  The egoist is more busy with it’s own goals and has no time thinking about the pleasers around it.

The Vulnerable Child is the unprotected essence of who we are when we are born. It is ultimately sensitive and can be easily hurt by non caring or for abandonment. It is often inaccessible because of our many Primary Selves that are there to protect it. If it is too much protected it may become inaccessible, you cannot easily sympathize with it. And if it is not protected enough, it can easily be a victim, feeling exposed or needy.. On the other hand when it has received great care in life and when it is acknowledged the Vulnerable Child, will be recognizing the child in others and will truly be able to  experience intimacy.

The Intuitive Self is sensitive and has no doubt about what is right and true. It has an immediate insight and doesn’t need to work hard for it. It is quiet but sure. A strong intuitive self brings confidence and spontaneity. But when one comes to be over identified with it, then the intuitive side may be contaminated with other selves and contrary to the rational mind.

The Angry Self is a more emotional and less rational part in ourselves. It has a clear sense of what is right and wrong. It has standards which it expects to be met by itself and others. It is very sensitive to what it considers to be failures. It is sensitive in experiencing injustice and is not afraid of expressing its feelings. It is upfront and confrontational. The energy of the Angry self can be an ignition for change.The Angry self doesn’t easily make friends, people may want to avoid it..And when it’s feelings are not respected also this will make it furious.

The Procrastinator is not in a hurry, but it will waint. It is very busy with what’s on his mind.  It is too cautious in making decisions. So decisions are made tomorrow, not today. Tomorrow it will know what to do and how to do it. The procrastinator feels itself rushed by the pusher. Always put off till tomorrow what can be put off.