He only has regard (takes notice of) for [GENUINE] souls.
Many people adopt the personalities of Hollywood celebrities, Super heroes, James Bond, Don Juan, etc. in order to be cool, etc. and change (no longer being who they really are (they become "persons"/phonies).
"I am who I am" only has regard/use for real people, not for hypocrites.
God's intention is to "establish" our true self (natural man as in the garden of Eden) and restore us to that condition
1Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you.
The main idea is that when you are true to yourself, all of the Godly qualities fall into place naturally (peace, civilized behavior, etc.).