Most people fall into pretending when they are not happy with themselves. They keep trying to meet undefined expectations of others, and further deny themselves the joy of self-acceptance. Breeding Cortisol in the body, this stress can lead to loss of memory, hair and muscle, and add to weight gain and illness risk.
Most of the time, a habit of pretending is developed during childhood. But you can unravel the habit by focusing on two things: TELLING and SEEKING the truth.