Hello and happy Friday everyone. Today I want to share an article with you that does a wonderful job of describing what it means to be authentic and how to communicate effectively from this space. What It Means to Be Real by John Amodeo, PhD, MFT highlights the “two essential aspects of authenticity.” Here are a couple of highlights from the article.
“The foundation for healthy and vibrant partnerships and friendships is forged through authentic mutual sharing of what each person is experiencing inside, along with how they communicate their experience to each other.”
“Authenticity involves a sincere effort to go inside ourselves and uncover what we’re actually experiencing, and then communicate that. True authenticity requires that we pause and check in with ourselves before responding, rather than sloppily venting emotions in a reactive way.”
Click here to read the full article.
If you haven’t already tried using this technique for improving communication with the people you care about, I encourage you to do so. You will be on the path to deepening and strengthening your relationships before you know it.