Staying true to yourself is a matter of personal integrity and self-respect. It involves standing up for your own values and not caving into the demands or expectations of others. Being true to yourself can lead to independence, confidence, happiness, and an ability to navigate through life more effectively, leading to a sense of fulfillment that you’ve given your best self to the world. It can be tough to navigate life with personal integrity and a sense of self—especially when you’re young—but being true to yourself can make you more fulfilled as a person.
Learn to embrace your flaws. They are a part of you, and that won’t change. Balance these by acknowledging and making the most of your good features and putting your best self forward as much as possible. Being true to yourself doesn’t mean forcing yourself to be perfect. Rather, it involves knowing your interests and behaviors as a person, and fully embracing yourself.