And don’t even start about mirrors (in which, in discussing self-perception and other-perception, I range across such topics as reflective listening, intelligence, extroversion, introspection, dissociation, ambition, distraction, uglification, and derision. Except not really those last four.)

It can still disconcert me, the degree to which other people’s perceptions of me can be so very much at odds with my understanding of myself. I phrase it like that because I feel that many years of therapy and acquired introspection have gotten my self-perception a lot more accurate – for certain values of […]

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