Sometimes I'm surprised by people. I shouldn't be. We're all playing charades, trying to guess what the others are miming and try to mime back a bit of what we feel about it all. It's almost funny when you think about it.
Don't let yourself get caught unaware... Don't let them understand more than you'd like. It's really very funny. But oh, so complicated.
That's probably why society doesn't like me much. "Why aren't you more like this? Or like that? Look at the way you dress! Try to talk more. You play darts like a fish on a hook." and other well-intended advice. I do try. For the sake of a few people who really matter to me. For the sake of my peace and quiet. It tends to be very annoying when they start giving advice.
Mummy always said "Be more egotistic." She should know what she's saying, she barely has any friends. And the only two people she cares about most are herself and me (in a smothering sort of way). But I digress...
Is conformity really necessary? If you want to live a nice, normal and peaceful life, yes. You can be yourself all you want when you're alone. But when you're with others, you must be a little mirror for each of them to reflect their expectations in.