In all situations. With all people. God made you a certain way. A very specific and beautiful way. It's your job to share that with other people. Being authentic is how you honor God's creation.
When being authentic, you are going to make mistakes. That's ok. You're also going to make the mistake of being inauthentic. And that's ok, too. Just forgive yourself and get back on the horse, baby.
Some people are like you and they're easy. But some people are not like you. And some people are going to be so dumb, they drive you absolutely berserk crazy. And some people are going to be better than you at many things and they're going to make you even crazier. We're all on a pretty equal playing field in God's eyes and that's all that matters.
Don't Compare Yourself to Others.
You don't know what's going on their heads. You don't know what demons they're facing. Comparison is the thief of joy!
Protect their right to be authentic. Protect the trust they put in you. Don't betray other people. Give them a safe space.
Don't put yourself down. Don't search out and magnify your flaws. Don't create problems where there are none. Don't criticize yourself. Don't hate yourself. Be your friend.