People Are Sharing The Parts Of Their Personalities That Are Secretly Fake And It's Very Relatable

Let’s be honest: Part of being human means faking certain aspects of your personality from time to time. It’s a necessary survival skill!

So this week, a viral Reddit thread asked users, “What part of your personality do you fake?”

And thanks to the anonymity of the internet, people got REAL in their responses. Here are some of the best:

1.“Intelligence, I’ve learned how to make myself seem like I know what I’m doing.”


2.“I’ve got an entire customer service personality that’s fake.”


3.“I am one of the most shy people you will ever meet. I switched grocery stores because the cashiers started to recognize me and wanted to chit-chat. I didn’t make one friend in college because I kept to myself. However, I am very successful at work because I know that if I don’t put myself out there and act confident, I won’t advance.”


4.“My ability to perform small talk. I have absolutely no patience for it.”


5.“I’m faking the functional part of me. I’m actually a walking disaster.”


6.“Being interested in babies. I really don’t care about your kid, I just know it’s social suicide to say so.”


7.“Toughness. I’m actually very sensitive and easily affected.”


8.“I’m a lot more judgmental than I let on.”


9.“Being ambitious. Yes, I do want to be promoted. Also, what’s the bare minimum I have to do to achieve that?”


10.“I fake interest. A lot of the time when it seems like I’m listening and interested in what you’re saying I’m not. A lot of the time I really don’t give a fuck.”


11.“I pretend I’m clueless a lot. It could be about work, or even just about something in life. You learn a lot about the person if you act clueless about something you’re quite familiar with and they’re trying to BS you with what they ‘know’ very little about.”


12.“My cheery attitude around people. By default I am very bland and depressed.”


13.“Being cheerful in a social situation that I absolutely don’t want to be in.”


14.“Impartiality. Some of my friends go to me for advice thinking I’m this calm, collected, wise, third party advisor. Admittedly, as much as I want to help them, I have my own biases and terrible advice to give.”


15.“I have a really good memory, but I hold back a lot on it because it can weird people out when you remember random things that happened months or years ago.”


16.“I fake apathy a lot for no apparent reason.”


17.“Being friendly to acquaintances. I have enough friends. My neighbors are really chatty and I just want to get into my house and not talk to anyone. I have to talk to people all day at work — when I’m finished, I don’t want to stand in front of my house and make awkward small talk for an hour. But I do anyway because I don’t want to be rude.”


18.“Being outgoing. No, I don’t want to go out and socialize. Yes, I will anyways.”


And finally, there was this pure answer…

19.“My dad likes to think he’s really smart so when I’m around him I act clueless so he can ‘teach’ me something and be happy.”


Alright, YOUR turn. What aspects of your personality are actually kinda fake? Share in the comments below!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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