What Is a Genuine Person?
Our days are important and it matters who you spend your time with. No one wants a fake person in their life. On the contrary, we want to be around people who are real, sincere, and truthful. Do you ever wonder whether you yourself are the real deal?
14 Signs of a Genuine Person
(How to Be a Genuine Person)
1. You admit when you’re wrong.
You are honest about your shortcomings. You don’t pretend to be perfect. You allow yourself to be vulnerable by admitting when you make mistakes and when you’re wrong. You seek to make amends rather than to be right or to know it all. You view your mistakes as a chance to become better. You accept who you are and take responsibility.
2. You tell the truth.
A genuine person concerns themselves with the truth more than hurting other people’s feelings.
It doesn’t mean you go around voicing negative opinion though. Rather it means that when in a situation where the truth should be told, you do it. You don’t sugarcoat because you’re worried about the other person’s feelings and you don’t make up lies to try and save someone else’s feelings. You give the other person credit that they can handle the truth, and that’s what you speak.
3. You’re not an attention-seeker.
You just are who you are. You don’t feel the need to draw attention to yourself and you don’t do things simply for the sake of attention. You do things because you are you and because
4. You are not judgmental.
You let others be who they are. You don’t have an agenda and you don’t try to change them. You know the importance of being authentic and you understand that everyone is on their own unique journey in life.
5. You don’t care about whether you’re liked.
The key to this one is that you like yourself and because you like yourself – you genuinely like yourself – it doesn’t matter to you whether others like you or not. You put your best self forward and that’s that.
6. You have a solid self-esteem.
You are not overly modest but you’re not boastful either. You are confident in who you are. You are not really worried about impressing others because you are solid in your self-esteem. You don’t need to brag. You also don’t talk down about yourself either. You are straightforward about who you are and this contributes to your authenticity.
7. Your words and actions are consistent.
You are solid in your ways – what you say is what you do and what you do is what you say. Likewise, you don’t sugarcoat and you don’t exaggerate. You simply tell it like it is.
8. You are not easily threatened.
You know your values and beliefs and because you are so sure of them, you don’t get threatened when other people try to attack you.
9. You are driven by your inner voice.
You make decisions and move through life based on your inner voice and not based on the expectations of others. You don’t care about what is considered “cool” or “trendy” unless of course, it’s something you genuinely like. You stand behind your values and beliefs and are guided by them.
10. You are thick-skinned.
You don’t take yourself so seriously that you become offended easily. You let criticism roll off your back, unless of course, you can use it to improve yourself.
11. You allow yourself to be vulnerable.
Today’s world is rough and it can be hard to allow your weaknesses to be exposed. You, however are okay with exposing your imperfections and you definitely allow yourself to be vulnerable. You realize that opening yourself up to your fears helps you to learn and grow into your best self.
- Resource: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
12. You listen.
When you are in a conversation with someone, you are present and you listen. You focus on what they are communicating to you.
13. You give and receive compliments sincerely.
When someone has low self-esteem, it is hard for them to give and receive compliments. You on the other hand know that you can create genuine connection through the exchange of sincere compliments. When someone compliments you, you thank them. Likewise, you don’t hold back to let someone else know what you appreciate about them.
14. You don’t purchase lots of stuff.
Your possessions don’t define who you are. You are not motivated to purchase things to create happiness or self-worth. You value relationships, creativity and stress-free living.