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Common signs of enmeshment, when the boundaries between personal life and work are fuzzy, are:
When our career starts to define our own value, we have enabled our success and failure to directly affect our self-worth, something which can have detrimental effects on our identity.
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The ongoing pandemic, as any global crisis, is disrupting most elements of our lives, including our work. Many are forced to try something new and are seeking a new identification.
The problem with a career-centric identity is that it makes the person dependent on an external factor: Their work.
Jobs which lead to ‘enmeshment’, a state where work and personal life become one, are mostly self-determined.
It is good to love what you do, and find something to do that you really love doing. Most people who rigidly follow their professional ‘calling’ dictated by their upbringing, society or who they are, set themselves up for dissatisfaction, as they believe they have failed if life ...
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