I'm selfish. I find that the degree to which I like people is based largely if not entirely upon the degree to which I like the self that I can be around them. If I have to be fake and silly with people, I don't like them very much, or at least I'm not very interested in them, although I might be somewhat comfortable around them (which only means that the persona they get is fairly similar to my actual self and that I've been performing it long enough to feel comfortable with it). Whereas the people I really like are people who I can be completely (or near-completely) open and non-fake with. The more genuine I am around people, the more I like the people themselves. What do you think about this? Self-centered? Type-related?
Also, I need to hunt down some SLEs. I'm feeling rather Se-starved. Or maybe this whole need to be self-directed is depleting my stock faster than I can replenish it. Or maybe my general depressive malaise has nothing to do with socionics! (this seems like the likely answer.) I'm seriously thinking about visitng the counseling people at my school. Sigh.