Why wear mask?
Mask is used to hide someone's identity for varied reasons. It might be good or bad depending on the situation such as to give a thrill or to simply hide against identification. We wear masks when attending masquerade parties and the likes.
Two types of Mask
1. Tangible masks are either expensive or cheap. Some are exclusively for the richest and the leftover are for the lower class. You can buy one from a physical store near you or settle an online acquisition from trusted stores. You can currate and create your own creative pieces as well.
Types of Physical Mask
Sexy Masquerade Mask
Sexy mask is wore during masquerade parties. This mask does not cover the entire face but rather a portion of it. Specifically the eyes. Mostly, it's a feathered accessory with lots of alluring decoration. This mask comes in different forms and colors which symbolizes something about the person who will wear it.
Halloween Mask is of course, wore to inflict excitement and terror. This is for Halloween parties or used as a costume during such occasions.
Other masks can be categorized:
Cartoon and Personality inspired Mask
2. Intangible Masks aren't sold for the aim of generating profit or expanding revenues. It is self-made. No fees are required. It's a money-saver since you won't spend a penny. But no one can touch it since it is impossible for the human's touch. This is also called emotional mask.
Types of Emotional Mask
This is the most common mask. People are so used to using this since it's very convenient. Convenient? When you are happy, no one will ask what's wrong with you or insist on what's your problem. Happy mask saves one's ass during awkward or unfavorable moments. Free from judgments slash criticisms. Also, when no one's there to listen, the happy mask is the best to wear.
The sympathetic mask is a suitable mask for the most fake person you'll ever know. It is easiest to use to gain sympathy from the public and of course, support. This is mainly used by most politicians and political candidates to gain sympathy during elections. The best example would be; helping the poor because they've been into poverty and they know what it feels to be at the lowest of the ladder. Sympathetic masks are for those people who don't even care about a certain situation. In the name of gaining something, they will fake sympathy.
An Indifferent mask is either used to cover up real feelings towards something. Some are afraid to admit that they care. Maybe because they don't want to feel inferior. Maybe because they feel like that person's perception about him or her will gradually change.
The contented Mask serves as the mask for faking feelings, especially for relationship status. Knowing your ex has a new apple of the eye, you'll have to wear this mask. Some people will choose to be silent about their failures and disappointments rather than voicing and complaining about them. Unable to accept defeat is a sign of immaturity. Wear a contented mask especially when in public places where there are several couples of eyes to look at your reaction. Cry and ooze frustration when no one's there to see.
For envious people, this supportive mask is the best. It's normal to feel envious of something. Because we are human, that's part of our nature. This mask is closely related to the contented mask since they both fake the "acceptance ". The difference is that the supportive mask includes competition and the competitor is either unaware of it. For some time, your friends may be using this mask to show that they support you and are indeed proud of your every accomplishment but the truth is far from that.
Caught in an awkward situation? Use this mask. Show that you are awkward rather than showing your real reaction. When dealing with exes, questions about exes, or awkward questions you never want to answer, you'll be left with no choice but to use this one.
Easy go lucky mask
Easy go lucky mask is used by those people who are rather confused of what may happen to them or clueless about the unknown. Faking that one is a go with the flow type of person.
What do you often wear?
Mask contradicts and covers what we really feel. We use mask for different reasons and situations. Some opt to wear such because:
No one's ready to listen
No one will understand his/her feelings and situations
To fake a reaction about a certain event or occurrence
To keep one's pose and public identity
To gain sympathy
You? Do you often wear mask?
Thanks for reading!
Published on 29th day of July 2021.
Lead image - picture edited via PicsArt.
We wear masks depending on the situation. We should wear mask appropriately.