Show yourself with what you can and as you really are. Let go of the fact that you have to pretend in order to please and be accepted. Because exactly the opposite is the case. Only those who are sincere receive real acceptance and appreciation from other people.
If you think you have to pretend then your ego shows up, which is afraid. You might be afraid of being rejected. This can happen. Is it not better to stand by yourself? Because then you have attracted people who embrace, accept, respect and appreciate you, who simply love you as you really are. This is how you gain real supporters, partners and friends. So let go of the idea that you have to protect yourself by pretending! It is worth it.