It’s human to cover up who you really are to not be judged, to be accepted, and fit in with others. From a biological and primal perspective, we are hardwired to fit in with others to feel safe, thrive, and survive as a species. We were not designed to thrive in solitude.
In my pervious blog post Why you Struggle with Feeling Authentic , I discuss how we all wear figurative masks as a form of protection. A mask is a facade, something we wear to cover up our authentic emotions or experiences. Our masks have the best intention for us. They often want us to feel safe, protected, and in control. They value predictability and consistency.