If you are actually acting, that's good. You can mention it here, as in you are actually playing a character in an actual play.
This is for people to describe various roles they play based on the concept of life being a stage. Is the role really you? Are we just a collection of roles?
Sometimes I find that with another person, it's like a portal. I am BAJ with that person, and outside of the context of that person, or position, the role does not exist.
So in recent weeks, it has been said: "BAJ, go out into the world and be your authentic true self." In that you'll find lots of rejection, but also deep friendships based on who you really are.
Ah, "getting into character", maybe some roles are just more comfortable, and I can pursue that, but I'm not sure I can leave playing a role. What is the difference between the "authentic true self" and the "collection of roles"?
Also, if we have capacity to be harmonious and kind, would it not be generous to be whatever role which the person needs? We may perceive the box or general boundaries of a person's understanding, and not go charging about like a bull crashing into their walls, but lightly tug at them in an attempt to gently expand their mind? That is, I can try to be what they need so that they can have the best future for them, not for yourself.
So there is the next puzzler! What about my needs in all that? What about your needs in the light of roles you play?
Anyhow, I am interested in your roles. Are you your collection of roles? Or is there some special you which is authentic and apart of wearing the "hats" that characterize you? Is you MBTI profile a "role"? How do you tell the difference between the "role you play" and "the real you?"
As always, I love anecdotes, but generalizations are good too.