Most of us are naïve not from life-imposed deprivation but from a willful ignorance on our part, attempting to spare ourselves the pain and responsibility of self-knowledge.
It is painful, and sometimes angering, to internally face our self, to look into the mirror and honestly confess what we see. Yet until we admit to our shortcomings, until we truly address them, we force others to feel the pain and anger we’re not willing to experience. Our behavior says, “I am not willing to deal with me, so you do it for me”, and all the while we claim no faults.
Understand, you are not perfect, so tell your Heavenly Father all about your imperfections. You are not all-knowing, so ask the Holy Spirit to teach you about yourself. You are not an island unto yourself, so share what you are with others, inside and out, including your faults. They will draw close to you, gain strength from your humility, and through your example, they will see that they too can change.