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Genuine People

Updated 05/07/2017

      6 Signs You're a Truly Genuine Person  |, Alena Hall                                     07/31/2014
      We can all agree that being fake is a negative thing — no one wants to feel like
      they’re being played by someone who is just acting, nor does anyone want to be
      known as someone who doesn’t live true to themselves. But what makes a person
      truly genuine?
      Millennials in particular, who have matured in the age of social media, struggle to
      both pin down this personality trait and determine whether or not they possess it.
      They spend significant amounts of time curating the most share-worthy photos
      on Instagram, creating a summarized snapshot of their lives on Facebook, and
      posting descriptions of themselves on online dating websites. And as “real” as
      those shared moments may be, there is a selectivity involved in designing one’s
      ideal self, rather than exposing all there is to bare.

      7 Habits of Truly Genuine People  |  Psychology Today, Guy Winch, Ph.D.                                            03/18/2015
We tend to value "genuine" people and think poorly of those whom we perceive as
      being "fake"—but why is that? After all, what motivates "fakeness" is an effort to
      appear more appealing or impressive, so shouldn’t we find people who care about
      our opinions more appealing than those who, by definition, do their own thing
      regardless of what we think?

      10 Behaviors of Genuine People  |  Entrepreneur, Steve Tobak                                                              03/16/2015
      Whether you’re building a business, a network, or friendships, you always want to
      look for people who are genuine. After all, nobody wants to work or hang out with
      a phony. On the flipside, that goes for you, as well. Bet you never considered that. 
      In case you're wondering, genuine means actual, real, sincere, honest. Genuine
      people are more or less the same on the inside as their behavior is on the outside.
      Unfortunately, it's a tough quality to discern. The problem is that all human
      interactions are relative. They’re all a function of how we perceive each other
      through our own subjective lenses.

      10 Signs of Genuine People  |, Casey Imafidon
 Who doesn’t like what is genuine, authentic and original? Being genuine is a
      trademark of success as this quality boosts self-confidence and primes vision
      and focus. Genuine people don’t need to fake it or pretend to be what or who they
      are not as there are no privileges for them to live under such a guise. However
      being genuine in a world where there is a lot of attention and publicity offered to
      products, individuals or items which end up betraying our trust makes it hard for us
      to be genuine. Yet it is worth it. Here is how one can know if they are genuine.

      10 Traits of Genuine People  |  Inc., Rhett Power
      Finding a group of peers with whom you can truly talk and be yourself is tough in
      business. You want to ensure that the people you surround yourself with will truly
      have your back though good times and bad. These 10 behaviors of genuine people
      can help you determine if someone is trying to take advantage of you--or if the
      person is a real friend.

     12 Habits of Genuine People  |  Linkedin, Dr. Ray Bradberry                                                                      04/17/2017
       There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ)
      is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a
      million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.
      People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety
      percent of top performers have high EQs, and a single-point increase in your EQ adds
      $1,300 to your salary. I could go on and on.
      Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one
      direction with tremendous results.