Sometimes I find myself dangerously close to this precipice. On the one hand, I think everyone is fucking boring and retarded, so I have no interest in actually talking to people and being outgoing. On the other hand, I think that just wearing what you're "supposed to" is fucking ridiculous and boring, so I am tempted to get wacky and break the rules of decorum to show that I am not going to play society's stupid conformist fashion game. The result is that I become the boring quiet guy in wacky clothes. That must be avoided.
Recently I've become much more aware of how childish and pouty I can be. When something doesn't go my way, I go into a quiet huff. Partly that's processing and thinking about the next course of action, but it's also excessive dwelling. It's also a subconscious way of showing the world that I have been bothered and you better not do that any more; I actually make a pouty face and glower, it's very obvious if I have a camera pointed at myself (which would be an awesome tool BTW). For some reason I am much more able to step outside my own consciousness and observe myself as I do this recently and realize "wow you are being really pouty".
Playing DDR the other night I realized I have a bad habit of clinging to easy things I am good at instead of pushing myself by doing hard things I'm not so good at. Years ago when I played DDR more seriously, I played almost the whole time on light mode, I moved up to the hardest songs like Paranoia, but would practice them over and over until I could get a 100% perfect, but I stayed on light mode. A few times I tried normal mode and it was really hard and I moved back to just perfecting light mode. I would have gotten much better much faster if I had just pushed myself more to move up in levels, even though it felt hard and frustrating. I realize now that I did the same thing when I was playing poker. I stayed at lower levels where I could completely dominate and make massive profit rates, where I was confident that I was the best at the table, rather than move up to levels where I might struggle a bit.