“When we come from an authentic, genuine place in ourselves, our efforts to connect with people work to their fullest. Our relationships develop more easily and last longer, and we feel better about the people”
― Michelle Tillis Lederman, 11 Laws of Likability.
Our world is inhabited by people, good and bad. It’s not easy to determine people who are truly genuine because most of the times, people fake. In this harsh, cruel world, there are very few people who brew kindness and love. Genuine people are rare to find. With their presence, their love and deeds, genuine people render beauty to this world. What makes a person genuine?
Well, these 16 characteristics can help us identify whether you are a genuine person or not!
(1) You are kind with everyone, friends and strangers alike:
It doesn’t matter whether you know the person or not. You are kind by nature. You are there for anyone who needs your help, be it a random stranger you meet while travelling or a friend you haven’t been in touch for long.
(2) You have patience:
No matter how fast the world is moving, you understand the value of patience. Even in toughest of times, you don’t lose hold of yourself and wait patiently for the time to heal things. You are calm and composed which also encourages others around you to retain their integrity.
(3) You are committed to your work:
Work is of primary importance to you in your life. If you commit to anything, you will finish the work before taking up new projects.
(4) You are honest and trustworthy:
You have a good sense of morality. You are honest and people can trust you. Even if they backstab you, you will not ruin their trust. People count on you with their secrets and feel secured with you.
(5) You seek justice for everyone:
You know the purpose of your life and you believe in equality. You cannot tolerate any wrong and even if you are not the victim yourself, you would not think twice before raising your voice for giving justice to the victim.
(6) You respect everyone:
You have high respect for everyone irrespective of their age and profession. It comes naturally to you and even if people disrespect you, you do not give it back to them.
(7) You remain sincere even when times are hard:
You might be in extremely difficult situations where you can escape by lying or dishonesty but you would never do that. You will try your best to get out of the situation by working hard.
(8) You do not entertain drama at any cost:
You don’t practice melodramas in your life, neither you entertain them. As responsible adults, you hate complications. You solve problems in very logical manner and avoid people who enjoy creating scenes.
(9) You are not biased:
You might have people you love but you are not biased with them. You always give equal opportunities to everyone. You behave with people in the way they deserve.
(10) You give but you don’t expect:
Life is not a give and take policy for you. You give because you enjoy giving; you don’t give for the sake of getting something in return. You don’t expect anything from others when you give. You do it because it gives you happiness.
(11) You prefer deeds over words:
People know you by your deeds. Your identity is reflected in the things you do. You do not like wasting time by talking too much. Productivity satisfies you and you are always focusing on your personal development.
(12) You are responsible:
You enjoy taking responsibilities. People depend on you on various levels.
(13) You are not judgemental:
You always find the best in people. You are never judgemental. Instead of focusing on their negative sides, you spread optimism among everyone.
(14) You have a strong sense of self-esteem:
No matter what you do or how people treat you, you never compromise with your self esteem. It matters to you most and you will tolerate everything to protect it.
(15) You know your own limits:
You don’t consider yourself as a superhero. You know your own flaws and limits. You work or give commitment of work according to your limit. You do not exaggerate.
(16) You are independent and follow the path you have chosen for yourself:
You do not depend on anyone. You are independent and do take the responsibility of your own life. You are extremely focused and you know the purpose of your life.