You know exactly what everybody wants you to be — and you have a different mask to present to each one of them. You have a script to follow to make every audience praise you.
Among your friends, you have a different script. They expect you to be some particular thing — and you perform perfectly based on what they expect. But none of your friends ever know the real you.
If you live behind such a series of masks for long enough, you no longer even realize you’ve abandoned your real self.
The only solution is to abandon the masks — and to get back in touch with who you really are.