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Better Self and Fake Self

Updated on May 2, 2016

To be trusted, a person convinces people that it is resourceful. For resourcefulness attracts trust. To be accepted, a person convinces people that it is benevolent. For benevolentness attracts acceptance. To be esteemed, a person convinces people that it is authoritative. For authoritativeness attracts esteem.

To convince people that it is resourceful, a person displays canniness. For canniness impresses people. When its displayed canniness impresses people, it convinces them that it is resourceful. For to convince is to impress. For canniness projects resourcefulness.

To convince people that it is benevolent, a person displays agreeableness. For agreeableness impresses people. When its displayed agreeableness impresses people, it convinces them that it is benevolent. For to convince is to impress. For agreeableness projects benevolentness.

To convince people that it is authoritative, a person displays assertiveness. For assertiveness impresses people. When its displayed assertiveness impresses people, it convinces them that it is authoritative. For to convince is to impress. For assertiveness projects authoritativeness.

A person that displays canniness, to convince people that it is resourceful, thinks that it displays its better self. Its better self that is canny. A person that displays agreeableness, to convince people that it is benevolent, thinks that it displays its better self. Its better self that is agreeable. A person that displays assertiveness, to convince people that it is authoritative, thinks that it displays its better self. Its better self that is assertive. However, a person’s displayed better self, actually, is fake self. When its displayed canniness impresses people, when it convinces them that it is resourceful, it actually deceives them. To impress, to convince, actually, is to deceive. Though canniness projects resourcefulness, canniness is not resourcefulness. A person’s displayed better self, actually, is fake self. When its displayed agreeableness impresses people, when it convinces them that it is benevolent, it actually deceives them. To impress, to convince, actually, is to deceive. Though agreeableness projects benevolentness, agreeableness is not benevolentness. A person’s displayed better self, actually, is fake self. When its displayed assertiveness impresses people, when it convinces them that it is authoritative, it actually deceives them. To impress, to convince, actually, is to deceive. Though assertiveness projects authoritativeness, assertiveness is not authoritativeness.

A person, deceives people, to be trusted. A person, deceives people, to be accepted. A person, deceives people, to be esteemed.

Better Self and Fake Self

Ae Clane

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