..as describable as myself...|
i have a need for other people to like and admire me,
and yet i tend to be critical of myself.
while i have some personality weaknesses
i am generally able to compensate for them.
i have considerable unused capacity
that i have not turned to my advantage.
disciplined and self-controlled on the outside,
but i tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside.
at times i have serious doubts as to whether
i have made the right decision or done the right thing.
i prefer a certain amount of change and variety
and become dissatisfied
when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations.
i also pride myself as an independent thinker,
and do not accept others' statements
without satisfactory proof.
but i have found it unwise to be too frank
in revealing myself to others.
at times i am extroverted, affable, and sociable,
while at other times i am introverted, wary, and reserved.
because some of my aspirations
tend to be rather unrealistic...
--The Barnum Effect