You’re not, especially if you refer to yourself in the third person because you’re disengaged and observing yourself from the outside.
If you speak to yourself about a situation and using the third person, “Sarah, why in the world did you do THAT?”, it’s less painful.
When you think and refer to yourself by your name instead of I or me, it’s similar to how we think about others.
In this way, we get some psychological distance from our experience which can help make our emotions more manageable. It’s a way to “get ahold of ourselves” and bring our reactions more to the middle so that we can effectively problem solve without serious self-criticism. Just a thought.
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