If you are as big of a fan of Dove Cameron as we are over here at TWIST, then you know very well that the girl simply has a heart of gold. But what if we told you there are people out there who doubt Dove's intentions? Yep, that's right. Dove struggles with the fact that sometimes her genuine kindness is misconstrued as fake.
"I think a lot of people think I’m either unintelligent because I’m a very happy person and I have a lot of energy or that it’s a fake happiness like fake energy," the Liv and Maddie and said in an interview with Galore.
Dove also fears that sometimes people may not think she's smart just because she's always bubbly and happy.
"I think people associate happiness with a blissful ignorance. But I think I get a lot of strength and discipline and focus and intelligence to be consistently happy, it’s a skill, and it’s difficult," Hairspray Live! star said in an interview. "Obviously, everybody has dips, but getting proficient at not letting them be too long or too low… a lot of people see drama as a sort of intelligence, a lot of people refuse to be truly happy that they have some idea that their struggle or their pain keeps them interesting or relevant. I think that’s a huge misconception about life."
It honestly breaks our hearts that anyone would think this about the always positive Disney darling. But it's totally normal to not always make the perfect impression right away, and Dove's ex Ryan McCartan's first impression of her is proof of that. In fact, Ryan didn't even really like Dove when they initially met.
"My first impression was that she was arrogant and self-righteous. It was definitely NOT love at first sight. To set the record straight, I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong about a person. Once I got to know her, I learned her depth of character, how sweet and emotionally raw she is," he once said in an interview.
Of course, that negative idea of her didn't last for long.
"First impressions certainly aren’t everything, and I thank my version of whatever God or Goddess you believe in every day that mine was wrong," he continued.
And he was right! It's safe to say Dove doesn't let any of this get to her though. As a matter of fact, she strives to spread joy in her everyday life like it's nobody's business.
"So much of what I’m about is positivity and really keeping your thoughts and intentions pure," she said.
Just take her recent social media exchange with Zendaya, for example. When Z snagged the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star (which Dove was nominated for as well), the Descendants 2 starlet was super supportive.
So there you have it! There is seriously no denying the fact that Dove means well, and the proof is in the way she treats others.