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In this world, we come across a lot of people who are faker than we want to accept. It might sound easy to spot those who try to use us, but honestly it’s harder than most realize. 

Authentic people are not as abundant in this world as you probably think they are, and that in itself is a problem. Tons of people pretend to be authentic all the while working to break others down which is a terrible thing. If you really want to surround yourself with people who will help you grow and better yourself, you need to be able to spot those who wish to do you harm. 

Below, I am going to go over some things that only authentic people do. If someone is doing all of these things, they’re not by your side for the wrong reasons, and you should take comfort in knowing that. While some of these might not sound like much, they all make big differences. 

9 Things Only Authentic People Do:

1. Authentic people don’t sugar coat things.

People who are truly authentic don’t sugar coat things. They tell it like it is and say what needs to be said. When someone is looking for the truth they come to these kinds of people.

2. Authentic people don’t judge others.

Authentic people are not the kind of people who judge others. They appreciate diversity and know that we are all unique in our own ways. Sure, it might be hard for some people to grasp this concept, but there are people out there who do not judge others.

3. Authentic people will be there when times get rough.

These kinds of people are always there when you need them. They don’t jump ship when things get hard. If you’re struggling, they will actually be there for you.

4. Authentic people march to the beat of their own drum.

People who are authentic don’t try to fit into the boundaries of others. They are who they are, and they don’t try to pretend to be someone they’re not. They do things in their own ways, and they are true to themselves above all else.

5. Authentic people aren’t worried about pleasing everyone, and they know perfection doesn’t exist.

Authentic people do not worry about pleasing other people. They know who they are and where they’re headed in life. No one is perfect, and they’re well aware of that.

6. Authentic people don’t obsess over the past, they let it go.

While most people are stuck in the past, authentic people are not. Authentic people don’t obsess over the past, they let it go and move on from it. Instead of worrying too much about things they cannot change, they grow from the things they’ve done and move forth from there.

7. Authentic people are not afraid to make mistakes.

Authentic people are not afraid to make mistakes, they mess up just like everyone else. They know that we all mess up sometimes and that perfection is not something that exists. You have to fail if you want to succeed, period.

8. Authentic people know who they are and who they are not.

These kinds of people are well aware of who they are. They do not pretend to be someone they’re not. They are unapologetically themselves, point-blank.

9. Authentic people will not waste their time on toxic people.

Authentic people don’t waste their time entertaining toxic people. They are quick to cut ties with people who hurt them. If you’re not going to help them grow, they don’t have space for you in their lives.