Short answer: Yes.
Longer answer: I remember consciously learning the construction of the masks required to keep the secret as a kid. That later evolved into teen and adult masks for every occasion.

I built the Yuppie, MBA, six-figure, rock-star-of-business person, etc. With the masks, come expectations. I think that might be why I'm on the "Pay-No-Mind" list with everyone who knew the masked personas.

The masks are gone now, and I'm no longer interested in building any more of them. Certainly not for those who are bemused by the real me...the *aped boy, the fkt-up man.

I think you will find this condition evolving as time goes on.

If you have not already read it, get a hold of Mike Lew's Book "VNL."
Imaginary friends are people too!