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While researching ways to feel more connected in a society where 45% of people report feeling lonely, authenticity emerged as a common strategy for combating loneliness. When there’s an gap between what you’re delivering to others and how you’re actually experiencing life, loneliness and insecurity are sure to follow. Why? Well, when you’re not showing people the real you, you can’t be sure the person is choosing you.
But in a world where so many people are faking it, what does it even mean to be authentic?
“Authenticity means you show your good side and bad side in a relationship, instead of a curated version of yourself,” explains Sara Stanizai, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
“Many people fall back on old emotional patterns that they learned to keep others happy. But people don’t want the performative version of you. To be truly authentic, we should share the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is an opportunity for greater connection.”
To be truly authentic, we should share the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is an opportunity for greater connection.
When you’re authentic, you show that you have love for yourself and that you believe that who you are is enough. Here are 5 techniques for getting yourself to a place where you can be the same person in every area of life.