Very commendable. I’ve been hearing “fake it until you make it” for 30 years. It doesn’t always work as my lack of confidence shows. But they keep saying it and saying it so it must be true in some things.
From my observations a lot of people do just that actually. They’re just better at hiding how they really feel underneath.
If its someone I trust then I don’t have to pretend around them. Unfortunately, that only leaves my therapist and my brother.