Stubborn - I can relate to how you word it but would remove 'slightly' when referring to myself. To me that might be type difference.
The only way I've found to deal with weaknesses was to assimilate them. Once I could see them as a part of myself, and usually found they served some previously unknown purpose, they were well on the way to becoming strengths. Cutting some part away rarely makes anything stronger.
I feel like I am reckoning with my sensitive side. Compartmentalizing my emotions may be helpful in the short run, but in the long run it only does more damage. Bottling up emotions only sets myself up to explode. I realize that my sensitivity is best used constructively if I create artwork that reflects how I feel, a gauge to how I truly feel about something, adhere to what's important to me. I feel like myself. I feel true to myself, true to my heart which has been begging to be let loose. I feel like a Romantic to the core, romanticizing not only people, places, emotions, and times, but ideas, knowledge, scientific discovery. My heart is bound not only to music and art but also the wonder of scientific knowledge, the people that embody the scientific universe. Without knowledge, how can a society truly ascend and become greater than they are? This is, assuming that the knowledge is used to promote the well-being of the society.
Yeah, I'm feeling philosophical too.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche