This book deals with the fear involved in allowing others to see the "real" you. It recognizes that people are afraid of rejection, but that maturity is reached through communicating with other people. Sharing yourself with others is beneficial, enjoyable and essential for a full and satisfying life. Powell shows that the courage to be open to others can be developed. Honesty about our emotions, understanding of the roles we adopt to defend our fragile ego and recognition of the games we play with each other to avoid love are the first steps in this direction.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.