If you check your social media feed, you will see a lot of fake people who are ready to do just anything to draw attention to themselves. Unfortunately, you can find tons of ungenuine people outside the Internet. Truly authentic people are hard to find, but the following traits will point you in the right direction.
1. Genuine people do not care for competition
The humans play a lot of weird and sometimes dangerous games. They risk their lives to prove someone they are cool or a winner. They follow silly trends that often hurt their health or reputation.
Genuine people do not mind to be a loser in the eyes of others because they do care about their lives, not competition. They do not try to prove anything to anyone no matter what others think about them.
2. They know when to calm their ego
Genuine people will never choose hatred over love or money over dignity. They also will never hurt someone’s feelings to boost their self-esteem. When their ego thrives, they know how to tame it and think rationally.
3. They nourish a positive mind
While many of us feed our minds with negative thoughts and experiences, authentic people cherish the beauty of having a positive mindset. Of course, there are times when the negativity hits them, but they do not spend too much time dwelling on it. They learn their lesson and keep living a positive life.
4. They do not let others bring them down
Regardless of how wonderful or kind you are, there is always someone who wants to destroy your positive life or spoil your pure heart. Genuine people do not let anyone do it to them. They eliminate toxic people from their life journey and ignore those haters that appear from nowhere.
5. They enjoy the reality, not virtuality
Real people do not shy away from the social media, but they do not spend ours checking their feeds or posting updates and waiting for the likes. When they happen to have some free time, they would rather spend it with people they love or enjoy a stroll in the park. Living in the real world is all about being authentic, after all.
6. They love what they see in the mirror
Authentic people realize everyone has flaws, bad habits, and some appearance issues. However, they feel absolutely comfortable in their skin. Sure, they strive to change something they do not like, but they do not run to extremes.
They do not apply dozens of layers of foundations, primers, and concealers to make their faces look flawless and they do not to lip augmentation just because most Facebook and Instagram ladies and guys boast their full lips. Real people just love what they see in the mirror each morning.
7. They follow their heart
Genuine people live positive lives because they do what they want to do. They always follow their heart when it comes to education, relationships, career, and other aspects of life. They may not make a lot of money, but at least they do what makes them happy.
The world is full of authentic people and chances are you are one of them. Everyone chooses their own life journey, so it is absolutely okay if you do not have some of the aforementioned traits. Whatever you do though, try to be as authentic as possible.