aka...living a lie. Only the true narcissist hates the truth. No normal, rational person can ignore the truth. Listen to the way people frame conversations and you'll figure it out. It may take awhile to put the pieces together, but never doubt your gut. There are some guys in this world who will invent bullcrap about their exes in order to look more appealing. (And women will do this too, guys! Their act is usually the damsel in distress, battered woman act.) Avoid! Period.
Be honest with yourself about what sparks you and take action on it. Don't worry about finding your one true "passion." That's too abstract of a concept to figure out logically. Instead, start by acting on the small things that excite you each day. - Get in the habit of recognizing and acting upon the small things that you feel drawn to. These things will lead you to the bigger, more meaningful things that you might define as your "passion" or "purpose." - This process works because excite