Vulnerability and authenticity are something I highly value and may look like comes easily to me. At least it seems that way and I’ve been told so a few times. But I reach in and pull it out…not because I necessarily like how it feels, but because I have always known deep down that it is the only path to real relationship. People hate fake. In fact, I've always said that it takes way more energy to upkeep a false image than a real one. The former requires you to act. The latter requires you to BE.
While I could say much more about this, allow me to direct you to a 20 minute TED talk that may very possibly be best talk on this topic that I have ever heard. Check this out. It is worth your time.