Is authenticity an important value? Is it directed internally or externally?

Is authenticity a critical factor in trust? Is it important to integrity? In fact, can someone be a person of integrity without authenticity? Can someone be true to themselves without being authentic?

What does it mean to be truly authentic? Are there prerequisites to authenticity? Is authenticity a conscious or subconscious choice?

“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are”–Brene Brown

Do we want to know that people mean what they say? How critical is it for people to align their words, their actions and their values? How difficult is that to do consistently?

How is authenticity assessed? How is it displayed? Can some fake authenticity? What are the signs of insincere authenticity? Is that an oxymoron? Can there even be authenticity that is insincere?

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Do you value being a person of authenticity? Is it a trait that you admire in others? How do you maintain your authenticity? Is it something that requires focus and attention? If you think that you are not being true to yourself on something, how do you feel? Where does it hurt?

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