I am guilty of this, especially as of late.
People ask me what I do and I say I am disabled or something to that effect.
I do feel a basic human need to contribute to the highly complex mosaic that is humanity in some meaningful way instead of being a drain. I have worked at doing minimum wage tasks and it was awful, I didn't get a sense of achievement. I look up to people of accomplishment and wish I could be like that. I have lately been jealous of celebrities, I know, it's shallow.
So I do a few creative things, but they don't earn money so I feel dishonest telling people I am a writer or photographer.
And that eventually led to my dilemma of defining my being as what is wrong with me.
I wish I were a girl, because girls just wanna have fun!
Thank You Cyndi Lauper for my new life outlook.
Just gotta concentrate on having that fun.