Just be honest with yourself, you can take it.
No matter how self-aware you are, you probably still have some personality traits or behaviors that you ignore. It’s natural; some things are too painful to deal with so we just hide them somewhere in our psyche and hope that they’ll go away or remain dormant and not cause any trouble for us.
But when you don’t deal with something — whether it’s a parking ticket or something negative about ourselves — it tends to not go away and grows larger until we’re forced to deal with it head-on or stand by while it damages (sometimes in small ways) our lives.
For example, let’s say you have a phobia but instead of seeking treatment, you just try to live your life without having to come into contact with the cause of your phobia. You start to spend your time planning on ways to avoid the phobia, which then leads to anxiety, which then leads to narrowing your world, and suddenly one little phobia morphed into more and you don’t want to leave your house out of fear.
Perhaps you think of yourself as an extrovert but notice that you prefer to stay home watching Netflix than socializing, but instead of being honest with yourself about what you want, you force yourself to go to the party, or you make up an excuse as to why you can’t go and end up annoying the hosts.
All of us are flawed individuals but those weaknesses and imperfections make us interesting and human. It’s much better to be truthful and it makes things easier to accept and love yourself. The truth is, acknowledging those things about yourself that you’d rather not see helps you to heal.
Our flaws can be blinding to others and yet we still can refuse to see them. Astrology can help us to be honest and accept our true selves. What are you most likely trying to hide from yourself, based on your zodiac sign?
You're very self-centered. You like everything to always be about you and what you want, and you tend to have trouble remembering that other people have their own needs and desires. If you're in a relationship, you must continually remind yourself about what's good for your partner and sometimes sacrificing what you want for what they want.
You know you're stubborn but you pretend to yourself that it's not a problem. However, it is a problem when relationships are ended because you refuse to consider someone else's point of view. Sticking to your convictions is a good thing, but not when it causes the destruction of your relationships.
Nobody would ever guess that someone as social and flirtatious as you is prone to jealousy. You can't even wrap your head around the fact that sometimes there's a green-eyed monster living inside of you. While mentally you may know that you don't need to be jealous, your confidence hasn't obliterated your jealousy. If you try acknowledging its existence, you'll be able to lessen its negative impact on your life.
You're very proud of how you're able to easily access your emotions, but what you're failing to see is that it's a little too easily. It's wonderful to be sensitive to others, but you're quick to take offense or feel hurt when someone says something that isn't full-on praise. You need to recognize that you are wound-up easily and that toughening up a little wouldn't be a bad thing.
You refuse to see that you're very high-maintenance or, if you do know, you think you're worth any inconvenience you may be to others. You can be incredibly draining when you're not getting the right amount of praise and attention. Try not to rely on others to make you feel good about yourself — they're your friends, not the King's court of flatterers.
The ugly truth that you refuse to acknowledge about yourself is that you're too picky. The standards that you pride yourself on having are sky high and it's almost impossible for anyone or anything to reach them. You're a perfectionist and hypercritical of yourself and others, but if you would just loosen up, you'd see that it's those very perfections that make people (yourself included) fascinating. Work towards becoming more realistic about what you want.
The thing that you won't admit to yourself is how much you value other people's opinions over your own. This is why it takes you so long to make a decision. You need to start trusting yourself. If you make the wrong decision, learn from it. You don't need other people to tell you what to do; instead, listen to your own instincts.
You refuse to think of it as a problem, but you hold on to grudges in a scary, intense way. The longer you hold on to a grudge, the higher the chances will be that you'll be seeking revenge for something as innocuous as not inviting you to a party. Now you know, so try to let go of your grudges and all that pent-up negative energy that goes along with them.
You're extremely fun to be around, but what that charming, funny you is hiding from yourself is that you can be mind-numbingly thoughtless. If you need to get out of town because the walls feel as if they're closing in, you don't give anyone else a thought, nor do you consider if now is the best time for your spontaneous trip. You don't exist in a vacuum; your actions and thoughts have consequences, so be sure to look at the big picture before you book your next flight.
You try to push it out of your head, but you need to recognize that you're way too hard on yourself and sometimes you see small successes as huge failures. You don't have to lower your expectations, but try being happy with the small steps you take or the little acknowledgments.
When you're feeling good, you're saving the world, but during those times when you feel down, you stop caring and you get reckless. You start feeling so empty that you do whatever you want, even if it's not good for you. You need to get more even-tempered so that when you get down, you don't plunge to the depths of despair; you make yourself rise up and start focusing on positive change.
The dirty secret you're keeping from yourself is that you get taken advantage of by other people. You're selfless to the extreme and somewhat gullible that you're an easy mark. To not give everything away immediately, practice caution. You want to be liked and that's OK, but not if it's going to be detrimental to you.