I never understood why people wanted everyone to view them in a particular way and purposely acted that way for them to do so.
Let people think what they want to think! Why put the effort into going around appeasing everyone but yourself?
I personally know someone who does this and they are extremely unhappy. Everything in this person’s life is falling apart.
I just hope they come to their senses before it’s too late. You only get so many second chances—if that.