I have noticed how different people bring out different parts of me. And situations too. I remember once pausing before entering a room because a number of friends were discussing their opinion of me and I decided to listen for a couple minutes before barging in.
“Jim is one of the quietest shyest people I’ve ever met.”
“Are you kidding me? I’ve seen him walk onstage to perform in front of thousands of people and he acted like he owned the place.”
“No, he’s a great listener.”
“I can’t get a word in edgewise with him!”
“He’s not strong, but very athletic. Ever watch him climb up and walk across the top of a swing set?”
There were a lot of contradictory things said about me (I’m leaving out some negative things) and I found it very enlightening how it was all true. I am confident in some settings, very unsure in others. Arguably I am always truly me in spite of one person thinking I walk on water while another thinks I am evil incarnate.