Behaviours of genuine people
If you are building a network of friends, or even a business, you ideally want to be surrounded by genuine people. But on the other side of the coin, the same applies to you, too!
There are a number of qualities a genuine person might display, so read on to identify the traits in other people, and yourself.
1. They aren’t attention seekers
Genuine people don’t look for reinforcement of their own ego. They are already full of self-belief and self-confidence.
2. They don’t need to be liked
Needing to be liked is born from narcissism and insecurity. It can create a need to manipulate others’ emotions to serve a selfish purpose. Authentic people are just themselves. If you don’t like them, that’s totally fine.
3. They keep their promises
Genuine people don’t tend to exaggerate their goals or lie about keeping promises. If they say they will do something, they generally will keep to it.
4. They’re thick skinned
They don’t tend to take themselves seriously and won’t take offence if none is intended.
5. They don’t tend to boast
Authentic people are confident about their strengths and know their weaknesses, so they don’t feel the need to brag.
6. They practice what they preach
They wouldn’t offer advice to you that they wouldn’t do themselves. Self-righteousness isn’t in their dictionary – they don’t think they are better than you, so they wouldn’t offer you sour advice.
All of these traits have the same thing in common – a self-awareness that’s consistent with reality. This list might give you an idea what you want to strive towards, and with a life coach, it is definitely an achievable target.
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