I was thinking about how I would describe personality, my personality. What is personality?
This popped into my head...
A mask of callused skin behind which lie sense impressions.
How would you describe your personality?
If you build your personality from the outside, you end up like a crab with a hard outer shell - an exoskeleton. And if you want to grow you must first shed your outer shell otherwise it will strangle you.
But if you build from the inside, you end up like a leopard, lithe and strong. Your personality permeates your whole body and grows when you do.
The nicest thing I have found is to slowly express my inner self so that my inner self becomes my normal personality.
What can I say? When I express my inner self successfully in the outer world, I feel joy.