This has only happened in the past year or so, and I don't know what's going on. There are times when I don't feel quite in control of myself. I feel really distanced from what I do. I will feel disconnected and afterwards when I think about it I feel weird and confused because I feel like I'm not really there. Sometimes it feels like I don't feel like I have an identity. I sort of forget that I'm a person and that I'm engaged in the world. It's really hard to explain but an example is just feeling weird looking in the mirror because I can see that I'm actually there and it's almost like I can't recognize myself for a second. This hasn't gotten really severe until this past year so I am not really sure why that would be. About 4 or 5 months ago I got a cashier job where I had to deal with a lot of people and I have really severe social anxiety. I thought maybe I had developed a defense mechanism in an attempt to try to take me out of a distressing situation but I find that when I feel outside myself like that it only makes me feel worse. I don't know what it could be because I think it developed before I got my newest job but I really don't know if it's full-blown depersonalization because it doesn't seem as severe as what some people experience. This was too long and I don't expect any one to read it or care but at least I got it out there.