Psychologists call it “image management” — the way we play different roles, amp up or minimize certain features or mannerisms or language, in different situations. But without jargon, it’s performance, in the most genuine sense.
First, go check out the 6 February 2020 episode of The Ladies of Strange, because that might give you a bit of context about a few of the references here.
But mostly, enjoy what happens when friends get together and swap stories. All kinds of stories.