Unlocking the Secrets of Authenticity: 8 Ways to Spot Genuine People

These subtle clues offer powerful insights into a person’s character

Mike Goldberg


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After years of observation, I’ve honed my ability to discern between genuine individuals and those merely putting on a show. While there’s no foolproof method, there are certain traits authentic people tend to embody, making them stand out from the crowd.

Here’s eight things to look for.

1. Experience Guides Their Actions

Genuine individuals navigate challenges with a sense of calm born from experience. Instead of reacting emotionally, they rely on a process shaped by past encounters. Watch how they handle adversity to gauge their authenticity.

2. Data-Informed Decision-Making

Authenticity thrives on humility and an openness to new information. Genuine people aren’t tied to their beliefs but rather embrace data to inform their decisions. They’re quick to adjust their views when presented with compelling evidence to the contrary.

3. Modesty Over Bragging

Humility speaks volumes about a person’s authenticity. Instead of boasting about their accomplishments, genuine individuals…



Mike Goldberg

3x Top Writer | Traveler | Real estate investor | Storyteller | Occasional columnist | I talk about personal growth and seizing opportunities.