I Am Having An Identity Crisis

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 307 People

    Absolutley Not, I Know Who I A...

    Absolutley not, I know who I am
    dawnmarie dawnmarie
    22-25, F
    Jan 23, 2007

    I Don't Want To Be Known By My Birth Name

    ~ due to technical difficulties (also read as protest to EP's partnership with Facebook) this story has been temporarily removed ~
    Areyan Areyan
    6 Responses Jul 10, 2010

    I'm Feeling Conflicted

    Recently I have decided to change my ways in fear of being alone. I've done some bad things but I just want to be somebody new. But I'm having a crises about who I really am. Sometimes I feel I'm trapped behind a wall in my own mind. Trapped forever in loneliness..........
    gabrielgray gabrielgray
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2010

    At 32 years of age I realized I've tied my

    identity to someone else and have completely lost out on 11 years of finding out who I truly am. I don't think I ever knew who I was to begin with but now I'm realizing that most of what I claim to enjoy in life isn't actually something I enjoy doing. 1/3rd life crisis, here I...
    Justalicia Justalicia
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014
    shanuzayaaz shanuzayaaz
    22-25, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    Really, I Am :/

    All the things that were once of value aren't as important.School.My goals.I sometimes don't give a flying fuckk anymore ):
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Feb 13, 2011

    Perceptions Of Others Define Me

    I still am searching for my identity.  I feel slightly better about myself because I have been doing slightly better at work.  But deep down I still lack a true direction.  I still lack a basic identity.  I hike.  That is an interest.  I play video games, I drink alcohol...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 9, 2011

    I Really Don't Know Who I Am

    You would think that this would stem from me being adopted and being raised by another family, but it really doesn't and I could care less to think about the whatifs and the wonderwhys, what's happened has happened and I have plenty to deal with in the here and now. Several...
    bluebarker bluebarker
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2012

    Stuck Between An Adult and a Child

    I know im 27 and i should be way beyond this  but im not .... everyone in my family is criticizing ofme for the way  i dress and it makes me feel very self conscious ...  and i dont like it .... I  dont want to   feel like that ... im tired of it...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2007

    Who Am I

    Hello,I got lost somewhere along the line of my life, I lost happiness... I found this site because I finally snapped. I typed into my computer these exact words..."Who am I". When I was a child, about 4 years old, my father used to come to my bed every night and kiss me on my...
    DeBasah DeBasah
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2011

    people pleaser-There are people

    who have perfected this method of socializing who i call "robots", people who intend to perfectly mirror the person they are with to create a perfect relationship. I have met two people in my life who have almost perfected this method, and they are capable of becoming best...
    Dinorat Dinorat
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

    Identity Crisis!!!

    Well, I guess i have a problem with being who I am around new people or strangers because I just wanna give a good impression. But the after awhile it gets out of hand and tiring, but I'm afraid that if I show the person how I really am, they'll just hate me because i wasn't...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2008

    I truly believe that variety is the spice of

    life, but I may have gone too far. I have tended to live my life through very clean cut sections, it started off as my Home/Family life, my Social life, my Work/Education life, and my Sex life. When I went to University these things began to blur, well at least my Work, Sex and...
    DorothyWheresOz DorothyWheresOz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    I Can't Show People Who I Am

    I can't show people who I am. I mean I could be talking to someone, even someone close to me, but I'll never say anything that even hints at me having any unique personality or individuality. I just cant show any little detail, any little difference between me and them. I'm...
    always222 always222
    12 Responses Mar 19, 2009

    Where Am I Going?

    I was an awful student in high school.  I had no desire to go to college.  I was always very good at music so I pursued that after I graduated.  Those years were the best years of my life.  After my band broke up I went back to school without knowing what I wanted to study...
    gunsofthenavarone gunsofthenavarone
    1 Response Jun 1, 2012

    Hey Guys. This Is My Intro Story Thing.

    Alright so, I suppose I'm having what one might deem an identity crisis. Basically I have no idea what my personality is, if it even exists. People sometimes ask me about my interests and hobbies and such, and I never have a response. And any responses that I can ever think up...
    whatisthisidonteven whatisthisidonteven
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    Yeah... Certainly having a midlife identity

    crisis. Just want to tell everyone to screw off. Feel like it needs to be my turn now. So tired of meeting everyone else's needs!
    sofiaann sofiaann
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2014

    This is my first post

    so please bare with me. Judging from the posts I've pretty much skimmed through are quite different from the "Identity Crisis" that I constantly am going through. I live in Hawaii and I'm 7 different ethnicities--mult-ethnic like the majority of the people here. But of course...
    katsunarii katsunarii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    Just Confused

    i can't decide what i like. i feel like part of it is this inability to commit. i listen to others talk passionately about the things they love, and i just don't have anything like that. i don't love any music in particular, don't have a favorite subject [though i do well in all...
    instantiations instantiations
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

    The Future Society Of 2100

    When living in a fact based society how can one grasp the definition of ones identity? I am an MA student at Central St Martins, UAL , London and I am working on a project about identity. I initiated this project while I was undergoing an identity crisis myself. At the time I...
    futuresociety futuresociety
    31-35, F
    Nov 11, 2013
    April1626 April1626
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2014

    Kinda Sorta In a Way. Why? ...

    Kinda Sorta in a way. Why? What did you hear? Did I tell you?
    frogbeotch1228 frogbeotch1228
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2007

    I Don't Know Who I Am

    I might be someone else from who I think that I am...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 20, 2010

    I'm Having An Identity Crisis...But How Do I Get Out?

    I have very strong ideas and beliefs about what (I think) I am supposed to achieve in life. Most was derived from my parents. They never forced their way of life on me, but as I watched them together, I believed that was they way it was supposed to be. The rest came from ideals I...
    1 Response Feb 11, 2013

    Who Am I? How Can I Be Me Without Being Judge! My Life Transformation.

    In my early teen years, I knew who I was. I loved to sing, dance, entertain, full of life. Their was nothing in this world that I would not challenge. I was very positive individual with a lot dreams & visions. Lots of personality. After my tragic even 1996 I lost my mother, was...
    26-30, F
    Jul 30, 2011


    Hey. Well... i literally have NO idea who I am, how im supposed to act anymore, how to interact with people, how i should think. And some people EXPECT me to be someone they think i am so depending on different people im with, i have to act like someone. Its like i cant even be...
    whatever29 whatever29
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2011


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    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2013

    i hate my national identity

    but i can't do anything about it, i was just born in one country and there is no way i can change that.
    hugodubois hugodubois
    31-35, M
    Aug 29, 2015


    Help,Need help,Forgotten,Who I am,Who's that?Stranger,I don't know,He is me,Don't make scene,My identity,Who am I?I need to know,Someone,Please,Help me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 3, 2012

    Absolutely.  30 years old, divorced, no children, and I'm dating a man who may never propose to me.  I hate my job, but don't quit because it is secure and I don't know if I could make the same salary elsewhere.  I feel unrewarded in life, but I don't know where to...
    TrottingGodiva TrottingGodiva
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2007

    Sadly Lost

    I am 25 years old. I have no idea who I am. I am broken up into so many different sections that I cant figure things out. I am a student, a factory worker. A Christian (or Believer in God) who is Gay yet is 100% straight acting. I am I am I am so many things. I enjoy tons of...
    CDA87 CDA87
    1 Response Sep 24, 2012

    The Empty Identity

    Who am I? Well, that is for you to decide. There are two selves. The public identity and the private identity. You don't know me. I don't know you. And yet you are reading this story. I don't know your intentions, whether to relate, mock, or even to pity me. While I do not know...
    Emptiness800 Emptiness800
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2013


    Is identity crisis not knowing who you are? If true, then i'm always having an identity crisis. It makes me confused to think about so many things i have been and so many things that i want to be.  But i think its just growing up. You keep on learning new things. Your...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    Trying To Solidfy My Identity

    Do you ever feel so broken, that you can't ever be repaired.  That you can't even be around the normal people, because they can spot you right away and don't have the tolerance for people like you.  They prefer relationships without all that 'drama'. I grew up sheltered. I wasn...
    DaugtherofNarcissism DaugtherofNarcissism
    Jan 12, 2013

    #100 Just Wondering

    I visit several sites every day. there are a couple of poetry sharing sites that I go to. There are some very nice people on there, but they take their craft seriously. I come here to EP to have fun. I have friends here who are much like me. They are playful and don't take...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

    I Don't Want To Be My Old Self Again

    There are two people who I blame for my identity crisis: my older brother and my high school friends. My brother is, without any doubt, gay and he still hasn't come out or told my parents about it. When we were young, I would always notice that my brother loved watching girly...
    millisievert millisievert
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

    How long can it last?

    It feels like it's been two years now. There were ups and downs. There were times where I thought I had found the solution, I was out of it. I was able to overcome my guilt, live a dream - I went off on my own for the whole summer last year, made new friends. I had a wonderful...
    Racouu Racouu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    I Think That You Aren't a ...

    I think that you aren't a complete person unless you have at least one identity crisis (what do you think men go through when they are in their thirties?) haha.
    sdanamarie sdanamarie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2007

    I'm only 17, about to go to Basic Training in

    the National Guard. I started college last month, and room with my boyfriend a lot. In the last month or so I've started, well, finding myself I guess. I hate my boyfriend, and have started looking into dropping college, completing Basic and AIT, and moving to another state to...
    ScottJKay ScottJKay
    26-30, M
    Sep 13, 2015

    This is bothering me.

    I won't get too in detail, but I feel like I'm two different people sometimes. One is a genuinely nice guy who likes having a good time, and living life. Two, on the other hand, is a completely different person. He's haughty, arrogant, and believes despite his flaws, is a...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    Seriously Wtf

    Basically, I just wasted a few years of my life. I am only 21 as of now, but for about 3-5 years I really didn't do well. First, been in a depressed slump. Second, dealt with a bad case of "gender identity disorder", and Third my school work fell through because of the first two...
    UnfinishedEmily UnfinishedEmily
    1 Response Nov 6, 2011

    I feel like I'm in this fake body,

    just walking around. The person inside, I dont know anymore. The person thinking these thoughts are somewhere unknown. I lost connection.
    Dontevenknow92 Dontevenknow92
    22-25, F
    Jan 2, 2015

    Beyond Body Issues

    Don't dwell on dreams you have at night, they tend to be pointless random crap, but when specific things happen in my dreams at night about once a week. For a dude like me, you would think I would just have my usual nasty dirty sex dreams, or dreams about going around blowing...
    UnfinishedEmily UnfinishedEmily
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    I'm Having An Identity Crisis

    Hi please help me i need to know who I am and what I want. If you read my 3 part story about Human behaviour you will understand i have a bit of an identity crisis. For quite a few sexless celibate years i thought I might be Gay I'm sure i wasn't but my mind has played so many...
    defoekeane defoekeane
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    Hello I Am...? Uh...?

    I don't know who I am. When I look in the mirror, I'm not sure who I see or who I want to see. I only know I've felt some of these same pains before. I don't think I have been acknowledging what I believe but rather what others have swayed me to believe or what others influenced...
    JasmineLove45 JasmineLove45
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2013
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