When is it too much?
Analysis of the self is good but then it is hard to know what the optimum amount is. Once a reasonable limit is surpassed it can become self-indulgence which leads to needless navel gazing. I think the key here is to arrive at a certain point where enough self-assurance and wisdom is reached and we recognize that we will screw up and it is okay. Once past caring about what the world thinks we can drop our baggage and focus on living openly as ourselves and with just enough vulnerability so as to not be taken advantage of by those who are less than well-meaning.
As I got increasingly past the main hurdles of my struggle with dysphoria, things began to fall into place in other areas where the work had already been put in and that made all the difference.