In this entire authensity discussion I think this is something to keep in mind. Adaptation has been the motor behind survival since the primordial soup and humans have become the grandmasters of adaptation. If humans have one great skill it is this and therefore adaptation is pretty much part of our authensity. But these everchanging days that has become rather complicated. Right now we live in a very complex social world where we can worry about how we come across to a bunch of people we know very little of and likely will never meet on a forum using fake names I mean, it was easy being authentic when you lived in the iron age in a small hamlet of 20 people and only saw other people at the occasional annual meeting. I totally agree that it's good to give enough room for who you are and for what you want, but I don't think you should blame yourself for trying to fit in with a different crowd. It doesn't make you (or anyone else) a fake person, it's just something we have always done and always will do.