Once upon a time I was set up on a blind date, and for some reason I was really nervous. I asked my friend Elizabeth for advice on what to do and how to act.
"Just be yourself," she said.
Then she looked at me with a thoughtful expression on her face and said, "Actually, don't be yourself. Just act normal."
In the end, it didn't matter how I acted, because the guy was about as exciting as a stick, but I thought that was still good advice. I've found it best to reveal my true "me" to others in doses, not all at once--otherwise, I can be a bit overwhelming.