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Digital Subscriptions > Psychologies > No. 142 Be who you're meant to be > HOW IS YOUR SHADOW SELF HOLDING YOU BACK?


If you’ve ever felt like there are two sides to you, or that you sabotage your own success, you’ve come across your shadow self. Here’s how to identify your personal shadow, and ensure it works for, and not against, you


1 Which of these scenarios would make you the most uncomfortable?

A Making a speech in front of a large crowd

B A stranger starting a conversation with you on the train

C Your friends all stop talking when you walk into the room

D A work spa day and your colleagues seeing you in your swimsuit

2 The main reason you don’t reach your goals is:

A Giving up because it’s too much effort

B Silly reasons that don’t make sense

C Other people letting you down

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