The Perils of Not Being Yourself

People can sense it when you’re not being yourself, and that you’re trying to merely get a reaction out of them, or gain their approval. This indicates low self-confidence and weakness on your part, and some will strike back when they sense weakness. I don’t mean strike back physically (although sometimes that happens), but I mean more of a ‘strike back’ psychologically–through sarcasm, belitting, or patronizing behaviors.