I've really enjoyed reading this topic as, first of all, it made me think about myself and second, it really made me smile
I should be a role model as I'm a teacher...but I don't think I'll ever get there.
The idea of seeing myself as an 'exemplary human-being' made me chuckle. I definitely don't see myself this way. True, I'm striving to be the best I can, but I always see myself as somehow inadequate, or even worse than others (especially people with a well developed T, as I'm obviously lacking in this department ).
The thing is, I realize that and I try to hide it...and I'm quite successful, as everybody else sees me as mega-confident, outspoken and sure of myself...perhaps even arrogant oftentimes.
I have to work on that, but I'm only just starting to understand myself and who I really am and who I want to be. I've been a 'people-pleaser' for so long that I have lost the true 'me' long time ago'.
But when I find this 'me' again I do hope she'll be an 'exemplary human being'