I received similar steps from my Counselor and we are diligently towards my ceasing this life long need to “act,” “think,” and “speak” what others expect of me. I had been diagnosed with Multiple Personally Disorders for many years. Basically, I existed as I had been Forced to, all my life, to Mimic those in Charge of me. I have now learned that I have My Own Self. I do not need Approval anymore to exist. I often say I Don’t Care what others think anymore, however that is not entirely true. Not yet. I am A Work in Process. Happiness is On The Horizon for me and, I pray, for many others.