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Faking It ‘Til We Make It: The 14 Things People Fake All the Time

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We all fake things sometimes. Faking is a part of life, whether it’s to avoid getting in trouble, make ourselves look good, or have fun. But what happens when the faking goes too far? A user asked on the forum, “What is something you faked this week?”

Here are some responses he got!

BEING EXCITED FOR MY BF

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“I faked being excited for my bf, who was going on a guys’ trip to Vegas. I’m highly anxious, but I trust him so that I won’t ruin his trip because of my emotions.”

PRETENDING NOT TO CARE

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“Pretend I don’t care, but deep down, I do.”

FAKING INTEREST IN ANIME

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“I faked interest in an anime that a student at work spent 20 minutes telling me about. I also faked interest every time my co-workers brought up their children.”

BEING HAPPY RATHER THAN DOWN ON MYSELF

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“My fake smile sure did the rounds with me this week.”

MAINTAINING EVERYTHING IS OK

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“Maintaining ‘everything is okay’ attitude in my relationships. Faking that, I’m optimistic for the future. Faking the feeling that it wasn’t a big deal when someone let me down again or burying my needs so everyone else’s is met. But I’ll still put on my mask and smile.”

SAD ABOUT LEAVING THE JOB

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“Pretending I was sad about leaving my job.”

CARE ABOUT MY RESULTS

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“That I care about the results at my job when what I care about is performing well enough to collect the paychecks.”

ENTHUSIASM AT WORK

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“I plan on finding another job because I must leave before I start feeling miserable.”

THE ART OF PRETENDING AT A WORK EVENT

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“I faked interest in the work event I was in all week. My eyes glaze over at least twice a day.”

ACTING NORMAL WITH SIBLINGS

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“Acting normal with my siblings, but they’ve found some raunchy content of me, so they’re kinda acting differently towards me.”

ENTHUSIASM FOR A MONSTER TRUCK SHOW

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“Enthusiasm for a monster truck show. I had a great time, and so did my 6yo and bf.”

FAKE SUNTAN LEGS

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“Fake…suntan legs! L’eggs 80s style pantyhose in an over-suntan shade. 99% of women hate them, but I love them to bits. Also, I am 5 feet tall, and Linda Carter is 5 feet 9 inches. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel like an Amazon.”

“I’d even wear them as PJs, but that would surely get my butt rolled out of bed.”

FAKING THE EXCITEMENT

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“I faked being excited for my new job because I’m honestly so nervous, and I don’t know if it’s a good fit for me.”

HIDING MY ANGER

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“Pretend I’m not angry that I got home after a week out and my boyfriend left the house like a trash dump.”

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