I’m aware that most people think of a Doppelgänger in a sci-fi, alternative universe sort of way. An evil twin who does evil things and you get blamed for them. That’s a latter day definition. After researching the word I learned that isn’t the original meaning.
I don’t see it that way. I see it as a necessary part of ourselves needed for maneuvering everyday life. No one can be the same person in every single situation they encounter unless they encounters. My definition is it simply the different mechanism applied to the different roles we play in life.
To me a Doppelgänger is different from a Chameleon. A chameleon isn’t always required to change colors they do not it to be someone they aren’t. With a Doppelgänger. What you see is what you get. There’s no pretense.
The personal Doppelgänger is used by some of the most successful people in the world. Whenever they need to get something of great importance done. They pull out the Doppelgänger. It’s still that person but they summon up the courage they know their Doppelgänger has to get things done where as their normal everyday self would lose the guts to just do. Doppelgänger rarely procrastinate things to death. Whatever the outcome may be, so be it. Every one need to pull theirs out from time to time.