Multidimensional selves


The concept of multidimensional selves suggests that our identities are not singular but instead comprise multiple layers or aspects, which can vary depending on the context or situation.

Experts on Multidimensional Selves

  1. Dr. Ramani Dr. Ramani touches on how ego and identity can sometimes be limiting because they confine us to a singular notion of self when, in reality, we are multidimensional beings. By embracing our multidimensional selves, we allow ourselves more space to grow and evolve beyond these constrictions 1.

  2. Lisa Feldman Barrett Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses the concept of multiple selves, emphasizing that human nature consists of various selves shaped by different contexts. Our actions and feelings can change based on the situations we find ourselves in, highlighting the fluidity of our identities 2.

  3. Nedra Glover Tawwab In a discussion about ego identities, Nedra Glover Tawwab notes that defining ourselves in limiting terms or through singular identities can prevent us from experiencing the full breadth of our multidimensional nature. Embracing this multifaceted self-concept can lead to a deeper understanding and acceptance of our complexities 3.

    Embracing Multidimensionality

    Dr. Ramani highlights the limitations of ego-driven identities and the importance of embracing our multidimensional selves. Lisa delves into the concept of shadow selves, prompting a discussion on how to identify and navigate these hidden aspects of our personalities.

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  4. Hanif Abdurraqib Hanif Abdurraqib speaks on the topic of carrying multiple versions of oneself throughout the day. Each version corresponds to different roles and emotional states, challenging the notion of a singular, consistent self and underscoring the importance of acknowledging and accepting the variety of selves we embody 4.

  5. Julie Piatt Julie Piatt discusses the non-physical, potentially multidimensional aspects of our beings, suggesting that we are not only our physical selves but also exist in other dimensions simultaneously. This conception encourages a deeper connection with our spiritual and multidimensional selves, enhancing our ability to interact authentically with our surroundings and relationships 5.

The idea ties into themes of adaptability, growth, and the complexities of human psychology, emphasizing that we are ever-evolving beings influenced by a myriad of factors.