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  1. a desire to break free of your habitual patterns of behavior and find an alternative role or way of acting
  2. a call to pay attention to an alter ego (an inner personality that usually remains hidden within your psyche) that is trying to express itself
  3. your feelings about your own experiences of acting as a substitute or temporary replacement for another person (such as filling in for a boss)
  4. a sense that you are someone's second rather than first choice as a romantic partner or any other interpersonal position you may hold or strive for



Related terms

backup, second string, deputy, reinforcement, stand-in, substitute