There are things people hide, and then there are things that people really hide.
I hide my taste in music with an almost pathological sense of anxiety.
I've hidden my taste in shows and movies so well that even I am no longer in touch with it.
I hide feeling pain, especially if it's caused by another person. I'm most likely to hide feeling rejected, abandoned, forgotten, disrespected, etc. The things that make you feel trivial and expendable.
I hide my need to be loved. I even more strongly hide my desire to have sex.
I hide the full degree to which I am self-deprecating. This includes hiding the reason that I hide my desire for love and sex. My reason is that I feel so worthless that I don't believe I can even justly entertain the idea of having a relationship with someone. I hide this because I think it's so pathetic that people would be disgusted with me.
It's a real problem when you hide things on top of hidden things.
But as you can see, I'm open enough about this information to say it all here, even if I did feel a little awkward about that last part.
There is only one thing (I might let someone say two things) that I really hide....
...And there's no reason for me to reveal it here.
Go to sleep, iguana.
INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp. Live and let live will just amount to might makes right
I'm totally in the closet about my Abba playlist which is on my IPOD. When I'm alone at home I blast it and it helps motivate me to clean the house.
On a more serious note, I've only recently realized that I have extremely low self-esteem which I do a very good job of hiding. It wasn't until I started soul-searching during the last year that I realized that what I was doing/thinking wasn't really "normal." I also hide my on/off high level of anxiety. I recently met a 'life coach' (which I really scoffed at initially) who suggested that I start journaling my life, failures and successes (scoffed at that also) but since I can't afford therapy (and probably wouldn't go anyways) at the moment I decided 'why not?' so that's what I'm working on right now. At this time, it's made things worse but I'm hoping that it will be cathartic over time.