I think one of the most important qualities to have is sincerity. But... I didn't have this while struggling with my eating disorder. I couldn't. I was dishonest. I told people what I thought they needed and wanted to hear. I was manipulative. I HAD to be to protect my eating disorder. It's still really hard for me to look back at the person I was back then, because I don't like that person. I don't like the person my eating disorder turned me into. That person isn't who I am deep inside. I lost my true self when my eating disorder took over. But in recovery, I found my true self. I found the me that had been missing for so long. And I hold all of these qualities that I listed above very close to me. They are very important to me, and I try to be sincere in my thoughts, my words, & my actions. I don't ever want to be that person again. I want to be me. I want to be sincere in everything I do.