Sometimes I do it, but not really copying the entire personality of person to the point where I'm skin-walking them, but I'll take bits and pieces from people that I like. My opinions are my own, but my interests are kind of taken from a lot of different places.
I think the only time I was really losing myself in someone else, and getting super unhealthy/skinwalker tier was when I was in a relationship with this guy, and I was "becoming" him.
I've always romanticized aloof/"mYsTeRiOuS" traits, instead of just accepting that the guy is an autistic asshole, and I was literally losing my identity within him to the point where I was like becoming someone else all together.
I was even imitating his unhealthy traits that would annoy me MYSELF, like wtf? I try to stay away from him because I'm desperate for his validation to an obviously unhealthy degree, and I always have been with people like this.
I think because my brother was that way growing up. He always seemingly hated me (he's actually on the Autistic-spectrum, so he probably doesn't even hate me or realize I care), and I would always try SO HARD to get him to want to hang out with me/play games with me/etc, and he never wanted nothing to do with me lmao.
Instead of daddy issues, what is that? Like brother issues?