One perspective here:
if were getting into what our mind has tricked us in thinking we are let me make a list:
One consideration that I noticed assisted me in not seeing the mind as this 'external bug/parasite that is here to wreck my life' is to precisely understand the mind IS ourselves in the sense that the way that it is programmed and how it exists is the systematized version of the nature of our beingness. This was explained at length in the Atlanteans
series in Eqafe, as well as this recent one that I fully recommend too:Dark Self: True Nature of Self - Atlanteans - Part 440
Then! I'd suggest that you could actually take on each of these 'individuals' or entities you perceived yourself to be at some point and then open up points to self forgive within you around those 'delusions', because if this is what you have at some point believed yourself to be or defined yourself to be, it can still assist you in seeing what kind of ideas, belief and perceptions one has created around these individuals/beings as 'oneself', you might discover more of the points that were standing as this 'personal delusion' and so assist in grounding yourself to also recognize that yes, it is part of one's mind creation and so something we have to take responsibility for within ourselves to align, correct and stand clear in relation to them all.