Actress Angelina Jolie has often been viewed as a little off-centre. As famous for things like the vial of her husband's blood that she carried with her (before they split up!) as for her movies, in recent times she has become more settled.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald Jolie reflected that: "I do feel more centred now...Certainly, I was lost at times in my life. I'd like to think I was never a bad person, but I certainly went through times where I was not clear about who I was."
According to Jolie it was seeing the world that changed her. "[There was a time] where I never had a sense of purpose, never felt useful as a person. I think a lot of people have that feeling - wanting to kill yourself or take drugs or numb yourself out because you can't shut it off or you just feel bad and you don't know what it's from."
Source: reported in Sydney Morning Herald 28/10/03
Applications: identity, purpose, meaning, self-image, self-hatred