Like Greg I'm having a bit of trouble seeing this one as Conceiving. Feelings aren't conceiving... But I think you maybe just missed communicating one little piece...
I think it's like, most empaths can read people's emotions at face value, but X is special in that her conception of those emotions/needs/desires is different -- she always sees the nobility in them. So maybe the conflict in the context of Signpost 1 is that she has a misconception (though being steadfast, holding onto this misconception eventually proves her right).
On Signpost 2 I agree with Greg, you need to show how the pretending itself leads to problems. (I don't think you did anything wrong, you just didn't connect the pretending with the getting kidnapped. Maybe they get kidnapped because she's too good at pretending, or because she makes a mistake at it, etc.)
Signpost 3 I had trouble seeing at first, but I think it works well ... and I think your MC may be holistic which is why I had trouble with it! (Developing a plan holistically is a lot different from doing it in linear fashion... )
Signpost 4 is great, the guards changing their ways to help her, and telling her never to change.