Are you a TRY-HARD?

CLEO (Malaysia) - - YOUR LIFE, YOUR RULES! -

You adapt your per­son­al­ity to be more like­able, but it may make you look like a poser. Here’s how to stay true to your­self while still be­ing the life of the party. Ever been in a so­cial sit­u­a­tion where you’ve fibbed to make your­self sound bet­ter? Come on, we’ve all been there. It’s an al­most in­ex­pli­ca­ble so­cial be­hav­iour; we so badly want to be ac­cepted by oth­ers — col­leagues, friends, ac­quain­tances — that we’re will­ing to go out of our way to make sure it hap­pens. We talk up our jobs, part­ners and so­cial lives, bend­ing the truth to en­sure we’re viewed pos­i­tively by oth­ers. It’s not ex­actly ly­ing, ei­ther; just a case of try­ing to fit in. It’s nor­mal, to an ex­tent, but there comes a time when you need to stop be­fore you get caught in a web of lies — and get called out.

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