When you act likable you might get liked. When you act authentically you might get love.
When you act inauthentically, you might be liked, but you will not experience the love and acceptance that comes from being yourself. Because when you act inauthentically your true self isn’t even there to be loved; others don’t even have a chance to love you because you’re not giving them the chance to know you. All they can do is like you’re likable mask.
To receive love we have to show others what we feel is lovable and what we fear is unlovable, because that’s the part of us that deeply needs love.