Should you be Yourself or Wear a Mask in an Organization?

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Oscar Pyngrope
Student (MBA), India

Should you be Yourself or Wear a Mask in an Organization?

According to the phrase "All the World is a Stage" that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's pastoral comedy As You Like It, in relation to impression management, my question is:
In an organization, what is more important: to be "one true self " or to put on "series of masks" when dealing with various members of the organization?

  VILMA JOY VALLE, Philippines

Be True to Yourself

@Oscar pyngrope: It is better to be true to yourself. Never rely on "series of masks" that are not your own to put on your unique identity. "One true self" doesn't mean you only have one feature and attribute. Though we are unique to one another, there are always shared or common features and attributes we can always use to deal with one another. Look at those things and don't deviate yourself from who you are not. .

  Molly OReilly
Professor, United States

Behind the Facade

The sign on my office door reads: "Please leave thy masks at the door." Moreover, I often refer to the word 'Namaste', ...

  Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar

Real I Without Masks

Probably the following link to Ramana Maharshi's teachings on 'Who am I?' may give more info on the real "I" without mas...


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