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Authenticity As An Act

In our world of selfies, social media branding, and managing your profile on LinkedIn and Facebook it is not about who you are but who you seem to be.

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When your authenticity is an act, something’s gone wrong | Psyche Ideas

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We think of people as authentic when they’re being themselves, consistent with their own personality and without pretence or pretending.

And when they’re being reliable ...

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"Finding your true self means self-reflection, engaging in candid self-appraisal and seeking ‘genuine self-knowledge."

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The meanings of authenticity that concern the inner life are now fading away. They are being replaced by a new concept of authenticity - ‘performative authenticity’.

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Performative authenticity is tied to economic success and social prestige, which means that your specialness has to be performed. In order for people to distinguish themselves, the...

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We can see how authenticity might be both in decline (in the inner mode) and in ascendance (in the performative mode) at the same time. The evidence for the decline of one might be a sign of the ri...

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