Reading fiction novels was a major activity in my early teenage years. One series in particular, Young Jedi Knights, took up much of my time. As you could guess, it is about the newest Jedi to be trained under Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe. Since then, much of my inner world and attitudes have been inspired by characters in fictional titles. Of course they are not real, and often they are not fleshed out into realistic people, but that is some of the charm. In a way, it is nice to have a character fulfill a very specific role in a larger narrative. We know that Han Solo will have the wit and dislike authority… yet we also know he will come back to help save the day.
I try to take time to acknowledge my inner world. What does it look like? What are the rules? What is the environment? In the anime Bleach, the main character has an inner world composed of horizontal skyscrapers. It is in this world that he discovers himself, where he talks to the forces guiding him, and where he best understands his faults.