(一)To learn about others you must be involved with them. You must have a relationship —31— them of mutual trust. For how can I learn about you unless you trust me enough to disclose your “inner self’ to me? And how can you trust me unless I am willing —32— myself to you? You can help me understand myself, if I trust what you say about me.
Self-understanding cannot easily be achieved in isolation; other people help us to define who we are. Our impression of ourselves depends upon —33— other people consistently react to us. My self-understanding and my knowledge of you depend upon our relationship. —34—a trustful relationship, you may hide yourself from me. Knowing —35— and understanding yourself lead to self-acceptance. You discover that the qualities in yourself that you have rejected are not unique to yourself.