The Pretty Reckless singer - who has been criticised in the past for her provocative outfits and outrageous behaviour - insists she is always true to herself, but claims she is not like her public persona when she is out of the spotlight.
She said: "I see myself as totally insane. I-m totally moody. Of course. And I`m totally out of my mind. And I`m always myself.
"Well on stage I`m performing. It`s another extension of myself. I mean I don`t walk out of my bedroom in the morning with stripper heels on."
Taylor also revealed she hates being compared to other people and doesn`t care about how she is perceived.
When asked what makes her music different to that of her contemporaries, she told Bullett magazine: "I have no f***ing idea. I don`t analyse myself and I don`t compare myself to other people."
The 17-year-old star shot to fame after appearing in US TV drama `Gossip Girl` but insists singing has always been her first love.
She said: "Acting to singing is not a transition for me in any way, shape or form. Writing music and singing is nothing new for me I`ve been doing it since I was five. It`s just new for my public and how they see me. It`s a transition for them. I haven`t changed at all."