I am often confused about my feelings.
I frequently pretend to enjoy something when in actuality I really don't.
For better or for worse I am aware of who I truly am.
I understand why I believe the things I do about myself.
I want people with whom I am close to understand my strengths.
I actively try to understand which of my self-aspects fit together to form my core- or true-self.
I am very uncomfortable objectively considering my limitations and shortcomings.
I've often used my silence or head-nodding to convey agreement with someone else's statement or position even though I really disagree.
I have a very good understanding of why I do the things I do.
I am willing to change myself for others if the reward is desirable enough.
I find it easy to pretend to be something other than my true-self.
I want people with whom I am close to understand my weaknesses.
I find it very difficult to critically assess myself.
I am not in touch with my deepest thoughts and feelings.
I make it a point to express to close others how much I truly care for them.
I tend to have difficulty accepting my personal faults, so I try to cast them in a more positive way.
I tend to idealize close others rather than objectively see them as they truly are.
If asked, people I am close to can accurately describe what kind of person I am.
I prefer to ignore my darkest thoughts and feelings.
I am aware of when I am not being my true-self.
I am able to distinguish those self-aspects that are important to my core- or true-self from those that are unimportant.
People close to me would be shocked or surprised if they discovered what I keep inside me.
It is important for me to understand my close others' needs and desires.
I want close others to understand the real me rather than just my public persona or «image».
I try to act in a manner that is consistent with my personally held values, even if others criticize or reject me for doing so.
If a close other and I are in disagreement I would rather ignore the issue than constructively work it out.
I've often done things that I don't want to do merely not to disappoint people.
I find that my behavior typically expresses my values.
I actively attempt to understand myself as best as possible.
I'd rather feel good about myself than objectively assess my personal limitations and shortcomings.
I find that my behavior typically expresses my personal needs and desires.
I rarely if ever, put on a «false face» for others to see.
I spend a lot of energy pursuing goals that are very important to other people even though they are unimportant to me.
I frequently am not in touch with what's important to me.
I try to block out any unpleasant feelings I might have about myself.
I often question whether I really know what I want to accomplish in my lifetime.
I often find that I am overly critical about myself.
I am in touch with my motives and desires.
I often deny the validity of any compliments that I receive.
In general, I place a good deal of importance on people I am close to understanding who I truly am.
I find it difficult to embrace and feel good about the things I have accomplished.
If someone points out or focuses on one of my shortcomings I quickly try to block it out of my mind and forget it.
The people I am close to can count on me being who I am regardless of what setting we are in.
My openness and honesty in close relationships are extremely important to me.
I am willing to endure negative consequences by expressing my true beliefs about things.