Don't become someone else because someone close does not like your kind of person. It is who you are, embrace it and make the best of it.
It is not such a bad idea to be passionate, shy, considerate, amiable and even meek but in all of these don't sacrifice your happiness because someone doesn't feel secure about your growth.
"You are beautiful and you deserve the world, you need to stand up and find your worth, love is not selfish, love does not dishonor others! If he loves you he will treat you like a queen that you are" - Onome
“Don’t rely on some-one else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself- no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are- completely; the good and the bad and the changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different”
Academic grades can't limit you, if you choose not to be limited.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide on the judgments of others”- Oprah Winfrey.