"I love you if you love me for who this person is," she revealed to Elle magazine

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated March 12, 2015 10:45 AM
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Insurgent star and self-proclaimed hippie, Shailene Woodley, is really staying on-brand when it comes to her views on life and love.

“I’m all-loving,” she revealed to Elle magazine for their April issue, on newsstands March 24.

“I fall in love with people based on who they are. I never want to fall in love like this,” she said, holding her arms out “as if to envelop you,” according to the magazine. “I always want to love like this,” she added, holding her arms “behind her back and pressing her chest forward.”

“Heart-centered,” Woodley, 23, told the magazine, “Like, ‘This is who I am! And I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I’ll still love you, but I ain’t fallin’ in love with you!”

When asked if she’s currently in love, the actress, whose film hits theaters March 20, only smiled.

Woodley, who once told The Hollywood Reporter that she “believe[s] in trees,” told Elle that she was “born into a family of warriors, really strong people.”

In particular, she derives a lot of inspiration and strength from her grandmother, whom Woodley says is “the most banging 69-year-old I’ve ever met in my life.”

When Woodley was a teenager, her grandmother told her: “The most important thing in life is self-love. You’ve got to take care of yourself, and you gotta live from your deep heart.”

“The words ‘deep heart’ just always stuck with me,” she told the magazine. “I was like, ‘Well, what is a deep heart? What does it actually mean?’ What I’ve come to determine in my life is that my deep heart is my – it’s my compassion, empathy and intuition. Your intuition never wants to be mean to somebody. The way that they express themselves could be rude or seen as douchey or whatnot.

“But maybe they’re scared, or had no one there to support them.”