I did write that mankind has a tendency to lean toward ambiguity but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people who take it as a task to be totally honest. Similar to you Babs, I say I’m an open book but then, there are some things I prefer to keep to myself but if asked there is nothing I will not reveal. I do warn people sometimes though that asking me a question about myself or themselves might be the worse thing someone might want. Just to take the OP one step further, “Perception” plays a large part in what we believe or do not believe about other individuals and also what they say and do. I once knew a devout Christian who owned a convenience store. The church he went to was catagorically against drinking alcohol and smoking and although he did neither, he sold beer and cigarettes in his store. Some would perceive him a liar when he would speak of himself as being a Christian but others would take him at his word and without any doubts because of the way he openly displayed his personal life as a believer.