Sometimes I am very open about everything, including aspects of my life that others would be very secretive about. A young me would even have boasted about my openness about personal things. I love drawing other people out about their private lives too, but the important point here is MY openness.
Another part of me is incredibly defensive. Certain emotional processes are holy terrain, don't step on it, don't come near it. Most of these processes are things I've felt at a loss about for some time, things I am perhaps unsure I will actually solve one day.
These are serious holy cows... Don't touch them; don't make me engage with your innovative new take on the issue; don't tell me how you're doing with this issue in your life. It's not that I ignore these things in my life. I make every effort to nurture them. I explain to everyone how they need to actually just love me and not try to help me at all. I try to love myself and pamper myself and nurture myself as much as possible with these issues. Almost like I'm being my own parent.
Dominant function explanations?