Hmm, artistic/creative endeavors are definitely something that I use to express myself and work out what I'm feeling inside...often things that I have trouble putting into words (at least to other people).
I share a lot of similarities with you LOTR246, but some differences are that I ALWAYS explore my feelings and those around me. If I get sad or angry, I'm overcome with emotions for a minute or two, but then I start asking "why? why am I angry?" then I just get kind of preoccupied with analysis. If I am a 4, which I'm beginning to suspect (again haha), it might be the 5 wing showing. If I beat myself up over something or am depressed I tend to have an "ah-ha" moment where I usually just call myself melodramatic or a p*ssy and it's usually tra-la-la-la after that.
If someone has on the same thing as me, excepting the cases of the girls, which was thoroughly embarrassing, I usually tell them that "I like their shirt...etc" as kind of a joke. One time my friend and I bought the same shirt somewhere and wore them around.
One of the reasons that I DON'T like some people who are similar to me is because I can see my own shortcomings and flaws in them. They do, however, tend to be easier to talk to. I do think that I see things differently, but have negotiated that there have to be some people who have the same perspective as me, so I don't feel overly different. But the fact that I realize that I'm not totally different makes me feel.....different.
In other words, I'm me, and that is different. Nothing that someone wears or imitates of mine can change that. Also, if I share similarities with someone that's fine and dandy. They're still not me. I'm just chill mode.