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15 Things Only Genuine People Would Understand

15 Things Only Genuine People Would Understand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Last Updated on March 5, 2021

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

I talk a lot to myself. It helps me to keep my concentration on the activity on hand, makes me focus more on my studies, and gives me some pretty brilliant ideas while chattering to myself; more importantly, I produce better works. For example, right now, as I am typing, I am constantly mumbling to myself. Do you talk to yourself? Don’t get embarrassed admitting it because science has discovered that those who talk to themselves are actually geniuses… and not crazy!

Research Background

Psychologist-researcher Gary Lupyan conducted an experiment where 20 volunteers were shown objects, in a supermarket, and were asked to remember them. Half of them were told to repeat the objects, for example, banana, and the other half remained silent. In the end, the result shown that self-directed speech aided people to find the objects faster, by 50 to 100 milliseconds, compared to the silent ones.

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“I’ll often mutter to myself when searching for something in the refrigerator or the supermarket shelves,” said Gary Lupyan.

This personal experience actually made him conduct this experiment. Lupyan, together with another psychologist, Daniel Swigley, came up with the outcomes that those to talk to oneself are geniuses. Here are the reasons:

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It stimulates your memory

When you are talking to yourself, your sensory mechanism gets activated. It gets easier on your memory since you can visualize the word, and you can act accordingly.[1]

It helps stay focused

When you are saying it loud, you stay focused on your task,[2] and it helps you recognise that stuff immediately. Of course, this only helps if you know what the object you are searching looks like. For example, a banana is yellow in colour, and you know how a banana looks like. So when you are saying it loud, your brain immediately pictures the image on your mind. But if you don’t know what banana looks like, then there is no effect of saying it loud.

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It helps you clarify your thoughts

Every one of us tends to have various types of thoughts. Most make sense, while the others don’t. Suppose you are furious at someone and you feel like killing that person. Now for this issue you won’t run to a therapist, will you? No, what you do is lock yourself in a room and mutter to yourself. You are letting go off the anger by talking to yourself, the pros and cons of killing that person, and eventually you calm down. This is a silly thought that you have and are unable to share it with any other person. Psychologist Linda Sapadin said,[3]

“It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you are contemplating.”

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