Recently I heard people talking about how being honest makes them feel vulnerable and weak. I always believed that being honest and showing your true colours indicates that you are human and creates empathy. People feel more comfortable to be around those that self reflect and are able to open up about their feelings.
Few weeks ago I listened to Sangu Delle’s Ted talk about mental illness and that he openly stated that there is no shame in taking care of your mental illness. He also talked about being honest on how you feel does not make you weak it makes you human.
Sometimes we let the fears cloud our ability to be who we are and expose how we feel. Just as a FYI, showing who you are is a strength not a weakness.