People who tend to wear their hearts on their sleeve can be socially ridiculed. Nevertheless, when people are overtly themselves they have a tendency to come off as abnormal, socially unstable, or bat **** crazy in some sense. They may or may not be so, but this happens because we take — and are taken– at face value.
I know: "Don't judge a book by its cover!" -- But, it's too late. Being at the first level of exposure, chances are that you subconsciously judged [blank] before you could even consciously register it.