Meeting a group of new people I sweat with discomfort worrying the whole time the impression I am making isn’t good. My concern is what thoughts of me they will be left with. Will they think I am dressed ok? Will I express myself in an intelligent way? Will I make others uncomfortable with the uneasiness I am feeling inside or will I successfully hide it? Such circumstances have happened so many times I wonder sometimes if I really know who I am. Is the real me the confident and in control persona I project? Or is the real me only the insecure and unsure feelings that swirl so strongly within me at times? Truth? Probably somewhere between the two. Slowly but surely with great effort I am learning to let go and not worry so much. It’s amazing the difference it makes in how much joy I get from getting to know new people. By enjoying myself more everything about life is better.
The “self-image” is the key to human personality
and human behavior. Change the self-image
and you change the personality and the behavior.