Authenticity and Self Expression – The Power Of Being You in a happy and healthy self aware way. Healthy authenticity and unhealthy narcissism.

What is Authenticity?

Authenticity is showing up as one’s true self; the act of living and sharing your core values and motives from a space of transparency.

Studies around “Realness is a core feature of Authenticity” Scienedirect.com demonstrates

What is Self Expression?

Self expression is the action of sharing one’s thoughts, feelings or ideas, through action, voice, the creative arts such as art, dance, music even innovation.

Problems With Authenticity And Self Expression

Authenticity In Your Spiritual Business

The problem today with authenticity and self expression. Is that many people today gets confused by narcistic attention seeking behaviour and authentic self expression.

Where the world is expected to bow down to other people’s narcissistic demands, gaslighting or ideology in away that threatens someone’s else’s authentic values and opinions. When in reality true authentic self expression, comes from the confidence of truly understanding and expressing ourself in a deep and objective way without the need or expectation for other people’s approval or recognition.

Another personality trait that can seriously get in the way of being truly authentic in your life and business is neuroticism. Healers, therapists and coaches who procrastinate a lot in their business and who suffer for imposter syndrome can suffer from have a high level of neuroticism.

At their core they often don’t really know, love or trust themself. Suffer from deep rooted fear and wounding.

What Is Narcissism?

Narcissism is a self–centered personality trait where they tend to be obsessive around one’s self at the expense of other people.

  • Lack Empathy
  • Lack Introspection
  • Blame Others For Their Mistakes or Misfortune
  • Constantly Gaslight their victims
  • Deny Errors and Mistakes
  • Highly Impulsive
  • Anger Easily and Hold Grudges
  • Enjoy Revelling In Other People’s Pain

What is Neuroticism?

Neuroticism is regarded as a core personality trait that relates to someone’s mental and emotional stability and inability to self-regulate, it is associated with dissatisfaction and distress.

Commmon traits include

  • Complain A Lot
  • High Anxiety
  • Difficulty Managing Emotions And Urges
  • Tend To Be Mistrusting and Suspicious
  • Easily Jealous
  • Find It Difficult To Make And Sustain Relationships
  • In reality those who are neurotic struggle to be truly authentic due to fear what others may think.

Recent Studies Around Authenticity

There is a variety of types of research in relation to authenticity.

According to SPANE assessment, people who are more authentic are far happier and healthier.

Realness is a core feature of Authenticity” Scienedirect.com demonstrates “realness as the relatively stable tendency to act on the outside the way one feels on the inside, without regard for proximal personal or social consequences.”

So even though we know being authentic is part of integrity in many areas of our life and business, In some causes authenticity can be simply just self serving especially when we do no take into account the consequences of what we share. Though one study suggests people who tend to be more authentic tend to get less angry in situations that are unfair.

Top Tips How To Be More Authentic

Know You Are Enough

The more you know and feel you are enough, the more you understand how important it is to be yourself, the easier it is to be truly you.

Know Yourself Deeply Enough To

Know yourself deeply enough that you can be authentic, being authentic is banned about today by many who don’t know themself at all. Truly being authentic is about letting go of who we think we need, should or have been conditioned to be. And learn to unlock more of who we truly are.

Live Your Life By Your Core Values

The more you know yourself the easier it is to to know and live by your values. In a spiritual business your core values are often your biggest soul client attractor.

Identify Your Shadows And Masks

The digger you deep into truly getting to know yourself, observe yourself the easier it is to see the shadows and the masks we hide behind and get entangled in. Archetype work is a powerful way to identify your most dominant shadow traits and masks.

Learn To Communicate As Honesty As You Can

Honest sincere communication from the heart, is one of the most powerful ways to be authentic in your day to day life.

Get More Creative, Find Different Ways To Express Yourself

Creativity is a healthy way to express yourself, your joy, pain and emotions in a healthy way for all concerned. The Creative arts such as creative writing or creative play, can be a powerful form of self-healing for releasing trauma, healing the inner child and identity issues holding you back from being truly authentic.

Archetypal and Inner Child Work

Archetypal and inner child work hand and hand is a powerful way to help one move into alignment with your true essence. Heal the deepest shadows and masks that are keeping you small, stuck or lost in someone else’s identity or beliefs.

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