The Oscar-winning actress believes her self-confidence has grown in recent years and she has accepted that she will never be liked by everyone, saying she no longer feels the need to 'win over the unwinnable'.
The actress made the confession to British Vogue, as she joined her The Favourite co-star Olivia Colman for a chat in the February issue.
Emma said: 'I got gloomy for about a week, but realised the most interesting part about becoming an adult is most things become bittersweet. I’m still finding my voice.'
Emma has taken the last year off work and admitted she spent 2018 being 'drifty'.
She said: 'I haven't worked since last December - by the time I work again, it will have been 14 months. '
When asked what she had gotten up to, she replied: 'F**k, I do not know. I didn't learn a language, I didn't learn to cook, I've been a little ... drifty.'
Questioned about her charming public image by the publication, Emma responded: 'It's OK if not everybody likes you.
'And that doesn't make it more appealing to convince them of why you are likeable.
'It's interesting, you saying about the public persona of my 'charm' or whatever. Part of that is my damage, you know. Part of that is my flaw.
'So that was a major lesson, not falling over myself to win over the unwinnable. What else? Nobody knows what they're doing! We're all just a bunch of people trying to figure out how to get through the day.'