Captain LeBubbles wrote:That said, I have learned in the past years how to use my heart-on-my-sleeve tendency to my advantage. I can be sneaky and subtle if necessary and people are so used to my 'Captain LeBubbles: Not Subtle, coming this Summer to a theatre near you' persona that they never even think that I might be manipulating their reactions. Which only makes me feel like I'm always being untrustworthy and manipulative when I'm open about things, which leads to me trying too hard to not reveal anything, only by trying to hard I achieve the opposite affect, which in the end creates a positive feedback loop that has eventually led to me being the sort of person who will tell you all the trivial little things that don't matter while keeping the important stuff bottled up to deal with on my own.
Um. That comment kinda got away from me a bit. I'm not sure what point I started out making anymore.
If it helps any, I think I understand. XD I have a reputation for being honest and hardworking and all of that, so if I ever find myself in a position where a little maneuvering is needed, it's usually not too difficult. But then I just feel like I'm less honest as a result. But I guess life is just a place where you have to mislead people now and then, as long as it doesn't hurt someone. Even Apple Jack lied about Pinkie's party. >_>;
Yes, my life is in such a state that my primary role model nowadays is an animated pony. Not like I have anyone else worth my admiration. On that note, considering how I stop and think about whether AJ would approve of something I'm doing, how deranged am I, on a scale from one to ten? Does it add any points that I wear my McDonald's keychain of her on my purse? Am I someone that children should avoid? D:
Anyway, uh, parental issues aside, it sounds like we're pretty similar there, Bubs.