But what are we trying to be if we are trying to be our most authentic selves? Watching all of these conversations and reading lots of articles on it, I believe that people were really talking about being your real self, being true to you, being the most genuine version of yourself, but they abused the wrong word. Oh well..
Blair Glaser shared this article on Facebook about authenticity today. The author talks about how really being authentic is impossible (my take on what he said). I think he nailed a couple of points really well. He talked about high and low self monitors. Which one do you identify with? I think I am a combo of both. Within the community I am a high self monitor, but in my day to day life I am a low self monitor. Does that make me a fraud? Maybe someone thinks so, but I don't. I have a public face that I have to maintain for business reasons, but most people would not want to hear what I really have to say on a personal level so I edit myself with certain audiences.
We all do it. If you don't, then you lie. Straight up! Look..there's my low self monitor coming to the surface.
Is authenticity generational like he mentions in the article? Is sincerity what people are really trying to represent rather than authenticity?
I agree with his very last statement in the article.
No one wants to hear everything that’s in your head. They just want you to live up to what comes out of your mouth.