all fanfiction is funnier and sexier and vastly better-written when you read it at three in the morning, in the dark, lying on your side, tucked into bed, with screen rotate turned off. that’s just how it works. that’s just facts.
I don’t really approach parts if there’s something relatable–mainly because if I was just going after parts that seem somehow relatable to my real life self it would just be consistently playing chronically insecure losers. Not exactly the best career in the world.
The Atlas personality, drawing on the myth of the giant Atlas from Greek mythology upholding the world, is typically found in a person who felt obliged during childhood to take on responsibilities (extending beyond normal household chores or looking after siblings) such as providing psychological support to parental figures, often in a chaotic family situation.
They are thus liable to develop a pattern of compulsive caregiving in later life.
The result in adult life can be a personality devoid of fun,
and feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Depression and anxiety,
as well as over-sensitivity to others
and an inability to assert their own needs, are further identifiable characteristics.
In addition, there may also be an underlying rage against a parent for not having provided love, and for exploiting the child for their own narcissistic needs.
While Atlas personalities may appear to function adequately as adults,
they may be pervaded with a sense of emptiness and be lacking in vitality.
i just hope all of my black followers, mutuals, etc know that your voice matters and that your voice needs to be heard. you matter and should always matter. im so sorry people are gross. and im so sorry this is still happening in 2020.