Essay on How I Have Many Social Masks

2336 Words Dec 6th, 2016 10 Pages
I have many social masks, I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a girlfriend and a student. Although I have many social masks, I have yet to grow as an individual. I am dominated by my super-ego since I have very inferior feelings about myself. All my life I have struggled with facing my fears and letting people in. I believe this generated from how my father was when I was growing up. I grew up with a very strict father who made me feel like the world was a very dangerous place, I couldn’t do anything by myself and he never let me truly discover the world independently which led me with residues of basic anxiety. Consequently, I began to fear the world and think of it as a very dangerous place. I still to this day experience fear within the outside world and sometimes fear that people are out to get me and to hurt me. Although my father was really strict, my mother was the opposite. I’ve always had a very gentle, caring mother. She has taught me many things, like following my heart and listening to my hopes and dreams even if some people are against them. She always taught me that it was important that I was happy and that I wasn’t settling for things that I truly didn’t want. My cultural superego has had a large impact on how I grew up. Growing up very catholic on my father’s side was difficult, his parents raised him in a very conservative way and believed that woman married and took care of their husbands and kids and had to put their husband dreams first before their…

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