Vulnerability - It's terrifying.
This is me. It's about as vulnerable as I can get. And yes that's a snake.
Putting yourself out there takes balls. You expose your fears to other people, but you also confront them and make them yours to shape and control. Vulnerability exposes your true self. And having your true self accepted - or rejected - is either deeply fulfilling or terrifying. But it's where love and acceptance and safety take hold.
TRY THIS AT HOME! .. Identify something in yourself that you're afraid of. And ask someone "Hey - I'm really nervous to ask this, but...." and watch what ensues.
Brene Brown gives a solid explanation of vulnerability..