All of us have a need to belong and be accepted by others. One way we try to do this is by masking. We adopt appropriate behaviors and personas, unconsciously or consciously, to fit in.
While wearing social masks that align with our roles is important, we must watch out for being overly dependent on them.
If your fear of people not liking you is causing you to wear false masks that hide your true self, we’ll take a closer look at what’s going on.