Who doesn’t like a genuine person? And perhaps that is what makes this group of people special and likable. Being genuine is an attractive quality that somehow builds character and defines our inner strength. In a world where we have few real and lasting things to hold on to, being genuine becomes a rare gem.
1. You follow your own path.
Genuine people do not follow the paths others define for them. Rather they tap through unconventional routes to craft their own paths and discover their own routes. Being genuine means forging your own unique route and pursuing your own passions and purpose.
2. You possess your self-esteem.
Genuine people can manage failures and criticism. They have solid self-confidence and respect that is built on their strength of character which defines how they can react to what is positive or negative.
3. You can admit your fault.
Genuine people are not ashamed to take responsibility for things if they go wrong. You understand that you are human and you make mistakes, yet it doesn’t stop you from standing up to face the consequences of your actions.
4. You are not disturbed by failure.
Genuine people understand what failure means; that it is a source of learning and it dictates how much progress they will make. They do not follow the conventional approach of playing it safe, yet are willing to take risks to chart a new and undiscovered course.
5. You are expressive.
It takes authenticity to speak out your mind and open your thoughts, beliefs and desires to the world. This simply shows that they are comfortable with who they are.
6. You listen to your inner voice rather than your surroundings.
They understand who they are and are perfectly in tune with their internal world. Such bravery means they have to spend time exploring their own ideals, standards and expectations to chart their course in life.
7. You are not overly critical of others.
As much as they are honest with their own faults, genuine people can embrace differences in opinion, ideals and individuality of various people. This makes them more tolerant, less judgmental and unbiased in their dealings with people.
8. You listen to others.
There is a reason why we have two ears and one mouth. Genuine people understand the importance of listening and how this relates to genuine communication.
9. You show gratitude.
Genuine people are thankful for the things they have and are not afraid to say or show this. Being grateful doesn’t rub off or make them struggle with their self esteem but rather contributes to it.
10. You offer sincere compliments.
You are able to offer candid compliments to those who are deserving of it. You know that by offering candid compliments you are reinforcing the person who deserves it.
11. You practice what you preach.
You are not full of it or boastful about whom you are. You see yourself the same way you want others to see you. Basically, you practice what you advise others to do.
12. You don’t seek attention.
You are not seeking validity from others but rather, from yourself. While attention-seekers need a hole to be filled by others, genuine people have self confidence and self awareness to deal with their achievements.
13. You understand where to find real happiness.
While others seek happiness and satisfaction from outside, genuine people seek happiness from within, in relationships with genuine friends, family and the satisfaction they get from their work.
14. You are sincere.
Genuine people are honest with others and themselves. Since they are in touch with their internal beings, they are self-aware and clear on whatever stand they take.
15. You are predictable.
In a good way you can predict what a genuine person can do or say. Genuine people are solid and consistent about what actions they will take or where they are headed, and are rarely moved to take these decisions based on external factors
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