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It can be challenging to hold onto your authenticity when you are around people who seem fake. Whether it is in a work setting, ...

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Staying Authentic When Those Around You Are Not

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On the surface, it seems as though others’ lack of authenticity or even outright “fake” behavior shouldn’t impact us much. After all, we’re a pleasantly open “you do you” culture right now, so what...

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When we are faced with fake behavior, we don't necessarily know what to do with it. Without even realizing it, our internal interpreters are asking questions like:

  • Are they hiding someth...

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Don't take their difficulty personally.

Dealing with people who seem inauthentic can feel insulting. It can feel as though a fake person is “lying ” with their behaviors, ...

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Think about authenticity as a skill (because it really is).

It is easier to put on whatever mask seems fitting for the situation and show the world what you think they want t...

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Stay grounded and centered.

If you find yourself veering off course when you are around fake people, set aside some time alone to reconnect with yourself and try some

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Show compassion.

If you are feeling brave, ask the person who is struggling with authenticity a few compassionate questions or comments. This works best if it is a on...

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Even asking simple questions such as “how are you, really?” (and taking time to listen!) or offering observations about the person's strengths can make room for authenticity. This invitatio...

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