Teens hide using different masks the main ones are the Mean, Meaningless, Multi, Manipulative masks.
The Mean Mask –
This is mask is mainly used to hide true emotions, deep hurt, and insecurities. Being confronted by someone isn’t easy, especially for out fragile egos. If someone like you but others disapprove of you being involved with them, the mean mask comes into play. Instead of gently saying “I’m sorry we cant be together” the mean mask takes over and your words become vile and evil. “Faggot”, “ugly”, “Asshole”, “bitch”, “Cunt”, and “Whore” are just some of the few word this mask likes to use. Instead of releasing true feeling some teens find it much easier to use this mask and humiliate others to mask their own feelings. The positives of this mask it that you might get other to follow you and have a feeling of dominance. The negatives of this mask is that it lead to you having few friends and cause other to strongly dislike you.
The Meaningless Mask –
This mask it also used to hide true emotions, cope with life, and a possible result of low self esteem. The whole careless attitude is what this mask embodies. When life gets ruff sometime our way of deal with it is to pretend not to care. It help to life some of the weight off our shoulders. If your in a deep relationship but your scared to put your self out there, this mask is perfect. the person who cares the least controls the relationship. If you feel like you failing at life and are good for nothing then acting like you don’t care and everything is meaningless helps you once again to cope with life. If you decided to take responsibility for your actions it would be too much so be go into the meaningless mask to hide these feelings. The positives of this mask is that other will find you chill and cool because nothing bothers you. The negatives of this mask is that you can lose people closest to know because you don’t show how you feel.
The Multi Mask –
This mask is used to fit in to any “social’ group and fulfill inner desires. Using the “Multi” mask makes you that person that changes into 5 different people within 5 minutes. The mask helps you to take on any and every role all at once. The positives to this i that you can join any social group, you can be the stereotypical jock, nerd or cool kid all in one day. The negatives of this mask is that you can become known as fake or a bitch because you change really fast. You could go from “shes so stupid”, “why is he with her” to “Shes so pretty”, to “i really need to study” in just one conversation. This mask helps to let out inner desires that you want to fulfill but please others around you at the same time. This mask is the most dangerous of all because it has the highest possible tendency to lead to depression. Having conflict between all the different people you want to be, can also drive a person mad. Be careful when using this mask.
The Manipulative mask –
This mask is used to have a sense of “control” and to fulfill desires. If you have ever been taken advantage of then this mask is perfect for you. Using other people to get what you want becomes very amusing once you put this mask on. If feelings get hurt, lives get ruined, relationships destroyed you could careless as long as you get what you want. Letting out what we want top do, aside from what we should do is a huge battle teens face everyday, this mask just makes it a bit easier. The positives of this mask if you get lots of information on other and you get what you want. The negatives of this mask is ending up alone or possibly not being able to really function in a true relationship.
Each mask has a different part of another but some are more convenient in different situations. We hide behind different masks each day. Which one are you wearing?