Which Self Are You?
An Overview of Inner Selves, with an Introduction to Voice Dialogue
Are you curious about how your personality works?
Have you ever done a personality test and thought you could be more than one type?
Have you experienced inner conflict or realised that in different situations you behave and feel differently?
The ground-breaking work of American psychologists Dr Hal Stone and Dr Sidra Stone reveals we have many parts to our personality, called ‘inner selves’ or simply ‘selves’.
As we grow up we consolidate our identity into only one or a few selves that work together to help our survival. And we suppress or completely disown others.
When you become aware of how your selves are ‘configured’ and how they operate in your life, you’re able to find solutions to all kinds of problems.
Which Self Are You?, by Australian Voice Dialogue and Psychology of Selves teacher Astra Niedra, whose work is endorsed by the Drs Stone, introduces you to a range of selves in this book.
Meet the Pleaser, Inner Critic, Perfectionist, Responsible Parent, Achiever, Warrior, Romantic, Seeker, Procrastinator, Joker, Adventurer, Princess, Creative, Playful Child, Vulnerable Child, Rebel, Patriarch, the Wise self, and many more.
As you read through the descriptions you'll begin to realise which selves are dominant in you and which ones don't get much say. You'll start to see how your inner selves affect your self-esteem, behaviour, feelings, relationships, career and other choices.
This work will give you a new perspective on how you experience your life. It will open your mind and your heart to exciting new possibilities as your self-awareness grows.