Personality is and does something…It is what lies behind specific acts and within the individual. ~Gordon Allport
A person’s personality is characterized by what specific acts a person is comfortable doing. It is who he or she is. Should one be conscientious of his or her actions? Only that individual can answer that question.
Actions that promote love and compassion in the world will be more welcomed than those acts that do not. However, each person needs to be true to their own heart and do what feels genuine. That being said, positive energy breeds more positive energy. Love and kindness create more love and kindness. (Negative emotion and energy will also create more negative emotion and energy). Generally, what people put out in the world, they will in return experience.
If people put out love and joy, then love and joy will echo back to them. I invite you to try it; but, do so because you want to do so. Sincerity is key.
How does one define authenticity? Authenticity is the state of being real, truthful, genuine and/or sincere. One of the hardest things to do is to be authentic when you do not know who you are. Defining yourself and your purpose builds confidence and authenticity; furthermore, with authenticity, you build relationships based on love and trust.
That is great if you know who you are; but, suppose you are not clear on your purpose and/or who you truly are? A good place to start is to place yourself in front of a mirror and state your name, “I am…[insert your name]” Then follow this up with all those positive affirmations that you know are true about yourself, “I am smart; I am open to new ideas; I am a good listener; I am a good friend; I am a great parent; I am wonderful spouse; I am…” Allow the list to go on and on.
Then write these positive affirmations down on notes you can stick all over the place to remind you of exactly all the wonderful things you are. Also, consider all the activities and events that bring you joy. Write these down in a notebook or journal, along with all the positive affirmations. Reflect on these, as these begin to define who you are authentically.
Guess what? You are what you think you are. You become your words and your thoughts. Also, you get to choose those words and thoughts every single day and every single moment of your life. There are many methods to help people clarify who they are and their purpose. A phenomenal way to gain clarity is through life coaching and/or mental health counseling. Now, consider the following, are you being true to yourself and others? What are you thinking right now? Are they positive thoughts? Remember, thoughts become reality.