I believe that no version of you is more interesting than your real self.
I believe the key to charisma is being AUTHENTIC, and the work resides in evolving from "member of the herd" to "leader of the pack".
I believe NO ONE gets ANYWHERE if you're:
- hiding to "blend in" so that you don't get "on the spot"
- trying to be someone else
- trying to be accepted
- trying to please everyone
- trying to "get the golden star from the teacher".
There's no right or wrong, only true and phony, only true and bullshit. And TRUE is what will attract people. I believe that it's WAY BETTER to eventually attract envious negative comments (and give zero fucks), than hide in the shadows to avoid this, and miss out on the AWESOME positive comments that you WILL get from people who need your message, your work, your presence.