On one hand, in order to feel as close to people as you possibly can, you have to strive for sincerity; on the other hand, if you want to build relationships, you have to consider other people's feelings, which usually requires a certain amount of self-censorship. It's a difficult dilemma, and one that I've been handling very poorly. When I should have been striving for sincerity--in those cases when I was hoping to pursue a closer relationship with someone--I was instead holding us apart with self-censorship, out of a fear of alienating them. Though there is a real risk of alienating someone with sincerity, which reveals the beautiful as much as it does the ugly, the people whom it alienates aren't capable of getting close to you in the first place. To lose them isn't to lose something you had but to realize that there was never anything there.
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