|LUISITO B. DELA CRUZ|
| They say I basically have a strong personality.Shy,sensitive,gentle and patient in some other aspect..Exuberant,lively and exhibitionist,sometimes hiding the considerable depths of my character under a cloak of frivolity.These traits are strong willed and forceful and have strong convictions, though as I seek truth above all things, I am usually honest enough to change my opinions,however firmly held,if evidence comes to light which persuades me that I am wrong.
I have a breadth of vision that brings a diverse factors into a whole, and can see both sides of an argument without shilly-shallying as to which side to take. Consequently, I am unprejudiced and tolerant of other points of view.This is because I can see the validity of the argument even if I do not accept it myself.I obey the Quaker exhortation to " Be open to truth , from whatever source it comes," and are prepared to learn from everyone.
I am humane, frank,serious minded,genial , refined , sometimes ethereal and idealistic, though this last quality is tempered with a sensible practicality.I am quick, active and persevering without being self assertive, and express myself with reason,moderation and sometimes, a dry humor.
I am nearly always intelligent,concise,clear and logical, strongly imaginative and psychically intuitive.
Sometimes maybe philosophical and spiritual bent, dangerous in that it can drive the subjects into an ivory-tower existence where I meditate on abstractions that bear little relevance to life.
When some causes or work of my nature inspires me , I am capable of such devotion to it that I may drive myself to the point of exhaustion and even risk injuring my health.
There are tendency that I may become a temporary loner. I appreciate opportunities for meditation or retreats.I am fiercely independent , refusing to follow the crowd.I dislike interference.by others, however helpfully intended , and will accept it only on my own terms.
Inspite of the often intensely magnetic fothcoming and open personality of the more extrovert kind of my desire to help I can make friends easily.I sometimes appear to condescend to others and take too little trouble to cultivate the acquaintance of people who do not particularly appeal to me.
I do not give myself so easily - perhaps my judgement of human nature is too good for that - and sometimes accounted cold.But once I decide that someone is worthy of their friendship or love I can exert an almost hypnotic and irresistible mental attraction on them and I will become tenacious friend or lover, ready to sacrifice everything for my partner and be faithful to them for life.However , I am sometimes disappointed emotionally because my own high personal ideals cause me to demand more of others than is reasonable.....and if I was deceived ......my anger is terrible.If disillusioned , I do not forgive.Among the faults to which I am liable are fanatical eccentricity , wayward egotism , excessive detachment and an iclination to retreat from life and society, and a tendency to be extremely dogmatic in my opinions.I may express a lack of integrity in broken promises, secretiveness or cunning,simmering anger and resentment rudeness or worse, a tense, threatening silence which may suddenly burst out in eruptions of extreme temper .