Great guide, I highly agree with what you said, "First of all, one of the biggest and most beneficial methods of addressing the issue of separation is actually recognizing that you are doing it in the first place. You'll never overcome the issue if you don't understand or accept that you're doing it in your character. Some Self Insertion is absolutely harmless, one example of this may be liking the same kinds of foods. It's harmless and doesn't really display bad writing. " thats correct, you do need to go through a self-insert phase to actually understand that you're inserting yourself in a character. That's also where you start to realize how Roleplay works and actually able to create unique characters and stories.