If one were to meet me in person, they would find me rather cold and relentlessly logical, and pragmatic.
My adult side is this way. I choose to eat alone, I don't like small talk but love philosophical conversations with higher minds than my own, I am highly selective of friends but consider most people in my life (regardless of relation)as nothing more than business associates. I have never payed any attention to social convention past what is needed to function among the rest of society. I do not care about embarrassment, and will even do embarrassing things just to study peoples reactions. This description however, is the complete opposite of my little side.
My little side is highly emotional, sentimental, and illogical. I think above all it wants to shed every aspect of my public persona. It lacks the reserved nature that I have worked so hard to cultivate. Above all, I think It serves as a foil to my character and acts to give me all I subconsciously crave but which I consciously do not know I want. I think it is designed to compensate for what I lack, and I think that Is why it exists.
How do you and your little differ, and what do you think it is compensating for? Also, I think it should be stated that understanding one's nature does not give them the power to change it, only to accept it. So to any who would think this understanding the beginning to a way out, I don't think it is.