I can tell that my friend is hiding who he actually is because he is afraid that people won't like him.. How do I get him to "remove the mask" and just be himself?!


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Douglas Montoya answered
Maybe your not making him feel comfortable enough to let him know he can trust you. Ask him questions you know he won't reply with an "I don't know", or any other 1 word answer. Give him somthing to reply to. There is a good and intresting person in evry1, but somtimes they need help to find their way out of their shell.
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max atwood answered
Why would you want to do that? Sometimes people are just unlikable and they sometimes don't mean to be, so if someone is hiding who they are maybe its better for everyone that they are doing so. It may be best to let him take his time, eventually he will open up. Sometimes people do what they have to do to get friends but nobody can keep up a fake personality for ever. Good luck to your friend and you as well hope this helps
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max atwood
max atwood commented
Well it is hard, he sounds like a good person however, people who do as you said he does are trying to keep every one happy, but its not good for him. If i were you i would be his cushion if your that worried about him. Be someone he can be himself around and that will make all the difference, after that maybe he will start acting that way towards others, but it will take time.
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Joanna Lovebabyy commented
Thanks haha you seem like you know everything :p
max atwood
max atwood commented
Sorry about that. I just try to help people the best i can but i can come off sounding like im being superior

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