Asked if his chances are affected by his reputation, Ronaldo told CNN: "I don't want to cry about that, but sometimes I think yes.
"Why? It's question that I never give the 100% right answer, because sometimes I really don't know. Maybe I agree, I have bad image on the pitch... because I'm too serious, but if you really know me, if you are my friend, if I leave you inside my house, if you share the day with me, you will know I hate to lose.
"People who call me arrogant, I would like to sit with them and to have a chat with them to see which way to they think I'm arrogant because I think they need to sit with me to know who is the real Cristiano."
He added: "It (the Ballon d'Or) means a lot for me.
"I would put everything in one bag and try to see what they (the contenders) have done by the year. If you speak about me and Leo - who won more things? Who played better? Who won the most important trophies?
"So I cannot say I deserve to win, but I think I'm in a good position."