my real friends only get to see a portion of my true self...i keep some my private side carefully tucked away.
there's only one person who knows what really makes me tick.
No I don't,I allways stay strong and I have learned to cover up really good.I don't feel they need to listen to me when they have enough in their life to deal with.I was hurt one time by opening my self to a person I loved so much and they used it against me and I have never opened up to anyone again,only God.I don't trust very many people because of this.
Yes & No i do hide some things
Ditto the answer given by trails. You can think you're handing a friend a "rose," (your true self), and the next thing you know, the petals and leaves have been ripped off and the thorns are being used as weapons against you--or it's been passed on to others who use the rose for their own purposes.
If you want someone to whom you can show your true self without risk, get a dog.
Absolutely i have notthing to hide and upfront and am not afraid to reveal my emotions !
It's much better to smash the mirror over your friends heads when they see the real you...
Just be prepared to dig holes......
people can take me or leave me, it took me along time to learn that, i am going to be myself no matter who sees me