Years ago a friend was training to be a psychologist and she asked me a question about animals. She knew that I liked animals and apparently my answers would be most revealing.
She asked me to say which three animals I liked best and asked me to state why I liked them. I was most surprised at what she told me after I had done my bit. My answers were:
1 - my favourite animal is a bit cat - a siberian tiger. My reasons were that I thought it was so sleek, so beautiful and so cunning. It was an animal that you would definitely not mess with.
2 - my second favourite animal I said was a dog. My reasons were that a dog is so sweet, it would love me for who I am, regardless of looks or anything else and it would be faithful.
3 - my third favourite animal I said was a horse. It is beautiful and amongst other things a horse will gallop for you until it drops dead from exhaustion.
I'm a bit embarrassed to say this but:
3 - this is how I see myself
2 - this is how I feel that others see me
1 - this is how I would like to be.
That was a bit embarrassing really don't you think.