I strongly agree with this statement. Identity, in my view, is how others perceive you. If you take on another personality purposefully, then your personal identity changes. Changing away from yourself on purpose is losing your identity. We are born with our identities, and they can grow, but this happens naturally. Natural growth of your identity does mean change, but in the end you’re not pretending to be something, rather your personal identity changes but is still who you are. When you decide to change yourself into something your not, that’s not natural, and means that you are pretending to be something you’re not. We may not like who we are, but we can only let ourselves grow, we can’t change ourselves in short periods of time.