I don't know if you can call it art, but it can be damned near impossible for some people, when it should come naturally.
There is no difference between faking your look and faking how you mingle or coexist with society and your peers.
If you're going to make new friends or are interested in someone then why would you lie to them?
Why lie to anybody?
You're basically telling the world and yourself that you're not a good enough person that even YOU wouldn't hang out with yourself.
Sure, I understand if you want to make a good impression--and in an interview scenario, most of the time you have to lie to get a decent job.
But when it comes to other people you want to look cool in front of, that's pathetic.
Like most people I can only assume, I used to wake up in the morning, and based on my mood, decide which me I was going to be and dress the part.
However, all of those "me outfits" are true as shit to me. I have one ultimate personality but it can come in different variations. It's all still me though.
Today, I merely wear what's comfortable and never pay extra money for a brand name. Fashion doesn't exist in my 32-year-old life anymore.
I don't have to lie about who I am because I love who I am. My past has fucked me up royally but it's what made me the dipshit I am today, who is cool as fuck, in my book.
Don't share lies about yourself.
Share the truth.
I bet my life that your truth is a lot cooler than any bullshit you could come up with.
If you're ashamed of yourself, get the fuck over it. That shit is going to keep you from growing into the kick-ass person you are meant to be.
If someone doesn't respect you for who you are, then
Most likely, they're just projecting their own issues with themselves on to you. And you don't need that shit. You are better than them.
Love yourself. Do that and people will naturally come to you.
Don't think about loving someone else if you don't love yourself first, it just doesn't work and it will hurt you in the long run.
Be yourself and stay real.
Use your past, no matter how fucked up you think it is. It's what made you the badass mother fucker you are today.