We all have an inner child – the part of us that is still innocent, shy, curious, creative, and open to the world.
It is this part of us that infuses our life with spontaneity, play, joy, and wonder. But it’s also this part of us that carries our deepest sorrows, fears, anger, and hurts.
Most of us go through life totally unaware of this inner part of us. We seem to carry a very two-dimensional idea about who we are, not realizing that we are composed of many different parts. The inner child is one of our most ancient parts. In fact, our inner child represents our original self – the identity that originally blossomed into this world.
When we are oblivious to our inner child, we’re also totally unconscious to her/his needs, desires, and woundedness. We play out self-sabotaging patterns and repeat unconscious habits not knowing that they are all rooted in the inner child.
By becoming aware of your inner child and what s/he is trying to tell you, you develop more self-respect, self-love, and inner groundedness. You become more capable of listening to your authentic needs, undoing old harmful patterns, and following your true life purpose.
Connecting With Your Inner Child
The best way to reconnect with your inner child is through a practice known as inner child work. In inner child work, we actively seek to reconnect with this innocent and oftentimes wounded part of us through a variety of self-nurturing practices. You can think of this test as an introduction or even initiation into inner child work. It will give you a place to start and something to focus your attention on.
As always, don’t take our word as the final authority. If you feel that your inner child is trying to tell you something even more important than what this test reveals, by all means, go exploring! And don’t be afraid of reaching out for professional help. You can also take a look at our inner child journal if you need a structured, supportive, and compassionate way to begin this crucial work.
Inner Child Test
I hope you enjoy this inner child test. Feel free to share it with others if you find it beneficial and revealing. And of course, share what result you got below!