I tend to do this thing where I imagine situations or scenarios in my head—plan out what I would say to a certain someone, and even practice saying it.
…which, is fine.
But. More often than not, the scene never actually takes place. The conversations never actually occur.
Yet still, these scenes I’ve played over in my mind have more or less “happened” from my point of view.
So, in a sense, these imagined scenarios are then used to create my own self-image. I use my imagined wit and confidence when describing my literal personality.
Which, again, is fine.
But, it explains why the rest of the world doesn’t view me in the same light. It explains why the view I have of myself is biased in a way no one else’s view could be.