(the first post in this series is here: On Being A Social Outcast )
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Going through this process, I’ve been thinking in metaphor a lot.
Lately, in the process of my recovery path through the minefield of no addictions or obsessions, the word ‘introject’ has been coming to my mind a great deal. An introject is a group of personality characteristics that are infused into someone from the personality of another person. From what I’ve read, it is quite common for children to acquire introjects of their parents. I had a real father, but I also have an ‘introject-father’. Though it may seem like they are one and the same, these are actually two very different types of entities, and so can be related to in two entirely different ways. It’s because of this difference that I’m seeing that there actually is a possibility for recovery.