How do you know when the way you feel is based upon a "real" interpretation of an experience or if it is colored by your mental illness?
If I take that thought a bit further, what does it mean if you act upon those feelings? Are the actions real or some representation of true self?
As time goes on, and you develop behaviors based on these feelings, does this become your character?
Can reflection, therapy, etc. get you back to your true character?