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The Inconvenient Truth about Your "Authentic" Self

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-inconvenient-truth-about-your-authentic-self/

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The Inconvenient Truth about Your "Authentic" Self
Everyone wants to be authentic. You want to be true to yourself, not a slavish follower of social expectations. You want to "live your best life," pursuing your particular desires, rather than falling in line with whatever everyone else thinks happiness requires.

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When people feel most authentic

Everyone wants to be their true self, not a follower of social expectations.

Most people think authenticity is acting by following your individual set of values and qualities. But research ...

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Feeling and being authentic

Several studies have shown that people’s feelings of authenticity are often shaped by something other than being true to their unique qualities

Paradoxically, feelings of aut...

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