Why Do Peol People Use Personality Masks

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In 8th grade AT, we learned many things about the brain, philosophy, and how people think. I really enjoyed this year in AT. It seemed a lot more intriguing than the two years prior. Also, this Unit made a lot more sense than any others we’ve covered.

Everyone in the world uses personality masks. Its human nature to change ourselves to fit our situations. I have a different personality with my friends than I have when I’m with my family. Sometime if I’m with a stranger I have a different personality unless I get to know that person better. In my opinion, I think it has something to do with how comfortable you are with that person or people. You may try to have a good impression on a person you have just met, but as you get to know them, you become more comfortable and act differently towards them.
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That’s why we change ourselves. We try to fit in, or make an impression so we don’t get embarrassed. Fear is what drives us to do some things sometimes. While everyone uses personality masks, we need to remember not to forget who we truly are. That means we can’t act completely different than how we would actually want all the time. If we have one thing about our personality that makes us unique to a group of people, and that is the person you feel you truly are, don’t forget it. “We all have a social mask right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of” -Phil
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