Real(a): no less than what is stated; worthy of the name.

Its still unclear to me if people are being “real” or not when I first meet them. I feel like I always overestimate people and underestimate myself, leaving me intimidated in their presence and lack confidence in interaction with them. What I’ve discovered is that even with everyone’s seemingly high accomplishments, there’s always quite a few things they lack. Its always a surprise to me after getting to know someone, that the people I’ve always felt intimidated by are just normal. They’re living and they’re flawed, just like everyone else.