okay. I have been doing this whole "self-knowledge" thing for months and I've made extreme progress. I used to get stress headaches constantly due to negative self talk (gaww! I can get a headache from just thinking about). Now I see who I am, who I want to be, and everything I do that's not in total agreement with who I want to be. Now that I'm making conscious and prepared choices on how to act and think, but I'm always staggered by being afraid to show my true emotions or self. I believe it has roots in being afraid of any criticism, even if it really means nothing, which I've always just naturally had trouble dealing with.
How do you deal with criticism?
Although I should be unconditionally happy with myself no matter what, I think I will be very pleased with myself if I can become the rare INFP that is very confident and not afraid to show my true self (or maybe very-rare-of-any-type for that matter!)
BTW: do I come off as an INTP?