How do I know if I'm a little?
First, before anything else, ask yourself:
How can I tell if I'm a little?
Am I a little?
- At my core of who I am, do I genuinely feel like a baby?
- At my core of who I am, do I genuinely feel like a kid?
If you answered, "Yes," to either of these questions then you are qualified to be a little! Congratulations!
There are different types of littleness expression
stemming from this atypical, special personality. Some littles identify as so because they enjoy some regressive activities, such as coloring with crayons and eating typical kid's foods like dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets and spaghettios, as their primary form of expression and recognize it being atypical from expected adult behavior and some other littles desire a constant ("24/7") lifestyle of always being in littlespace
and outwardly regressive.
If you need some help finding out or reaffirming your desire to express your internal littlespace then listed below are some basic indicators that you may be a little or experience age regression. These are not firm requirements of being little, and perhaps you do not exhibit all but only most of these indicators, but can be used as a simple starting area to help lead you to your own self discovery and understanding. Keep in mind that being a little is a personality trait (not an act or a group of actions/inactions
) and like all personalities they may vary some from person to person. Some of the core traits are listed below but not all are mandatory criteria to being officially a little.
- If you are often in situations where you recognize that you just feel much younger than your biological age.
- Perhaps around perceived authority figures such as parents, teachers, or bosses
- Perhaps around very close, trusted friends or partners
- Perhaps any and every time you are alone
- Perhaps often when feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or given a responsibility
- Perhaps most or all of the time, regardless of the situation
- If you feel you are overly emotionally sensitive and feel the need reassurance through childlike consoling.
- Feeling strongly that hugs, cuddles, hand-holding, being rocked, or simple verbal praise will help you
- You find yourself overreacting for a typical adult when something, sometimes even an unimportant thing, isn't going the way you expected.
- Stomping feet
- Begging or pleading with others
- You often feel emotionally vulnerable even though there isn't a logical reason to feel vulnerable.
- You always or often just feel sensitive.
- You find yourself becoming quickly or easily overwhelmed at tasks other adults seem to handle well.
- Emotion, even when positive, may also feel overwhelming to experience
- New situations, layouts, scenery, tasks, or sometimes even people may feel "scary".
- May feel panicked
- May feel fearful even though there is nothing to logically fear
- May feel general uneasiness for extended time during an adjustment period
- May feel unwarranted distrust of new persons
- You've been told you are naive, "too innocent", or immature for your age.
- You may be inexperienced in an area where most adults are well-experienced
- You may have been told that you overlook adult situations, viewing many things more innocently and purely
- Serious moments may sometimes seem funny to you because they are difficult to understand the seriousness of
- You find yourself later having trusted people who are untrustworthy too quickly and without reason to have placed trust in them
- Your common interests may reflect those of biological children and not of the average adult of your age-range.
- Cartoons intended for biological children
- Playing with dolls, stuffed animals, action figures, or children's other toys
- A preference for simple activities that do not challenge your intellect
- Using your imagination; "playing pretend"
- Being read or sang to; mostly passive participation
- Your wardrobe or clothing choices may be childlike in print or style, brightly colored, or consist of accessories intended for children.
- You may "lack style" and always seem to dress like you're perpetually a young teen or child
- You have been told that your clothing choices don't match in pattern or style due to their vibrancy of color or mismatched, playful prints
- You wear what just feels comfortable even if it's not a typical style
- Perhaps you're not entirely sure how adults should dress for any particular occasion and rely on others' direction for important events
- You find yourself being attached to objects for their perceived but somewhat unrealistic assistance
- Requiring a stuffed animal to sleep better
- Requiring a pacifier to comfort you when you're unhappy
- Feeling like you need a special blanket to experience good dreams when asleep
- Being drawn to wear diapers as reassurance of protection or comfort
- Your friends may describe you as seeming more childlike than you should be for your age.
- Too playful, silly, or goofy
- Having childlike wonder, innocence, or perspective
- You want someone else to handle typical adult responsibilities on your behalf because you feel too unhappy, uncomfortable, irresponsible, overwhelmed, or ill equipped.
- Personal self-care
- Structure of a healthy daily life
- You are interested in having a relationship partner be more parental than a peer, at least some of the time.
- Wanting a partner to make decisions on your behalf for your own health and safety
- Wanting a partner to take care of your basic needs
- Wanting a partner to take control over and lead aspects of your life, day, or time together
- You just generally feel more comfortable and happier while being treated or viewed as a child.
- When you sometimes realize you are feeling emotionally or psychologically regressive and you ask yourself what age you feel, you find yourself being drawn to an age much younger than you are biologically.
You are certainly not alone in the way you feel so don't feel negative about being a little. Littlespace Online was created for you, by people like you, and the goal here is to help you to be your true self as often as you'd like with a group of people who accept and love you just the way you are--mentally and physically. You can join us
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