How to Be Yourself

“The real voyage of discovery consists not
in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust

Have you ever been in a social setting, suddenly realizing you are not being yourself? This article takes an in depth look at why we play various roles in our lives, and how to overcome these socially conditioned “masks” to be yourself.

Perhaps you’ve caught yourself saying, “I love catching up with my old school buddies, it’s so easy to be myself in their company”? Or, “Felt so miserable at that party, making polite conversation with bunch of superficial people.”

It transpires that we are often not our true selves in the company of others – subconsciously and repeatedly wearing masks that project a certain image of us to the world.

We seem to have a collection of these masks that habitually surface, intending to best serve our self-interest, based on the need of our immediate environment. These masks come in varied shapes and colors like, the aggressor, the conformist, the nice guy, the shy one, etc.

Only when we are able to bring these masks into our active awareness and deal with them, can we be ourselves and experience the freedom that brings.

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By Rajiv Vij

“The real voyage of discovery consists not
in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.”

~ Marcel Proust

Have you ever been in a social setting, suddenly realizing you are not being yourself? This article takes an in depth look at why we play various roles in our lives, and how to overcome these socially conditioned “masks” to be yourself.

Perhaps you’ve caught yourself saying, “I love catching up with my old school buddies, it’s so easy to be myself in their company”? Or, “Felt so miserable at that party, making polite conversation with bunch of superficial people.”

It transpires that we are often not our true selves in the company of others – subconsciously and repeatedly wearing masks that project a certain image of us to the world.

We seem to have a collection of these masks that habitually surface, intending to best serve our self-interest, based on the need of our immediate environment. These masks come in varied shapes and colors like, the aggressor, the conformist, the nice guy, the shy one, etc.

Only when we are able to bring these masks into our active awareness and deal with them, can we be ourselves and experience the freedom that brings. Leer más “How to Be Yourself”

Marte vs. Venus, entendiendo los hábitos de compra de hombres y mujeres

Tanto los hombres como las mujeres entran a la tienda con el mismo objetivo: adquirir algo.

Pero las mujeres, en general, quieren algo más: vivir la experiencia. Las mujeres desean que las hagan sentir importantes durante el proceso de compra. Desean una mayor interacción con el vendedor, exigen que éste colabore en su proceso de compra.

Los hombres, por el contrario, esperan ejecutar una misión (comprar lo que buscan) y marcharse. Así, en general sólo señalan lo que quieren, se lo prueban (si hay tiempo), pagan y se van.


La célebre obra de John Gray “Los hombres son de Marte y las mujeres de Venus” nos presentaba las diferencias de temperamento entre géneros. Y esto se aplica a los hábitos de compra. Conocer las diferencias entre hombres y mujeres permitirá una gestión más inteligente de un negocio de retail… Leer más “Marte vs. Venus, entendiendo los hábitos de compra de hombres y mujeres”