Talking and communicating

From a book I’ve just read, in the chapter dealing with hikikomori:

“Regular people have an ability to hide their true feelings just to be able to get along with others in the world” – and Kenji used the word tatemae to express the skill of mastering a false face. “I just can’t find the value in doing that. Since I want to tell others what I really think, I guess you could say I’m not good at communicating with people”.