In these past almost 5 decades, I have discovered that even those closest to me don't really know what I am all about. Duh! Of course not! I disguise my true self for dozens of reasons, providing a public persona that is mixed with your preconceived perception of who you think I am. Then of course I have my many "human" moments when my actual feelings do poke through, triggered for yet an other dozen reasons. Surprise! I am not a 2 dimensional character.
The joke is really on me. Despite knowing this about myself - I forget that all the people I encounter are not 2 dimensional either.