You have quite a high view of your own worth and tend to respond immediately and quite negatively to any perceived criticism. There is a distinct limit to the amount and degree of empathy that you can bring to bear in any situation, however your above average intelligence will under some circumstances allow you to modulate your incipient narcissism in order to better interact with those around you. This in fact is your only hope.
You have attempted to improve yourself through self-negation and a perseverance through hard work and the avoidance of mindless pleasures. Often you will seem overly restrained in demeanor and yet you crave admiration to a point that is often unhealthy. However, a strong belief in yourself means that you will often be quite stubborn. Unfortunately, the lack of perceived admiration has left you in a distracted and uncertain state, one in which decision making is avoided for fear of the repercussions.