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When you cut other people off from knowing your values and emotions or if you only present the values and emotions you think they want to see, then you do yourself and them a disservice. You don’t give people a chance to treat your true self with respect. You do the same thing when you cut yourself off from knowing your feelings. You don’t respect your rights and your values as a human being.

– Reid Wilson, Ph.D., DON’T PANIC (3rd edition 2009)