Genuine people do these 7 things consistently

Genuine people are true to themselves, their values and their friends. They work on it. It is a set of behaviors that become 2nd nature. Perhaps by examining things genuine people do consistently, we can learn to more like them.


They celebrate the successes of others

Recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of others comes easily to people who are  authentic and true to themselves. They are not threatened by the success and accomplishments of others. They freely give respect.

People who are genuine  freely show love and kindness

Self confidence makes it easy to show love and kindness to all. There is simply no reason to hold back on the great feelings you have.

They are people who own their actions

Those who are genuine don’t pass along credit or blame for their own actions. They are responsible for the way they, think, do things and behave. It is just who they are.

They embrace lessons from the past and move forward

Genuine people make lots of mistakes because they are not afraid to try things. They step up and give it a go. If it falls through or failure happens it is not a waste of time. It is a lesson learned.

Genuine people are not people pleasers

Although genuine people have many friends and are helpful and kind, they are not people pleasers. Typically they do things for the greater good of themselves and all involved. They do not need to seek approval of others.

They have an open mind

These people are willing to look at all options with curiosity. They explore options before making decisions and taking action.

Genuine people know their worth

People who are genuine recognize that everyone has value, including themselves. They don’t need to cushion their self esteem with compliments from others.

It is not always easy to be genuine. It, like any other trait must be nurtured. It is never too late to cultivate these traits.



19 thoughts on “Genuine people do these 7 things consistently

  1. I’ve been learning a lot lately about love and kindness….about how it’s hidden within the small things and most people miss it. Love and kindness are hidden within a smile, it’s hidden within doing your best at everything you do because you are doing it for someone else, and it’s also hidden within the words thank you. I find love in laundry and dishes, fixing the toilet and buying the groceries so I don’t have to, even within mowing the yard. Love manifests in so many ways, unfortunately many see it as work instead of love…I know I did. It’s a beautiful post, thanks for sharing.

  2. G Angela,
    You are very welcome. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I really do appreciate it.

  3. Mimic Nature,
    It sure helps make things easier to do when you remember that this is sharing love and concern and not just a chore, doesn’t it?

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on the post. It is an honor to have you stop by.

  4. I probably didn’t write enough about gratitude. Maybe I need to edit it!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment.

  5. Hi Trenna, thank you for putting this list together. It is a good reminder about the qualities we need to be true to ourselves as well as other people. Just being authentic. We can all to easily get carried away with life that sometimes one or two of the items in your list get forgotten. It’s good to have a reminder. I struggle with knowing my own worth, sometimes very hard on myself when maybe I shouldn’t be.

  6. Mike,
    You are very kind, and yet I am not sure there is any value but for me. Oh well, maybe I should believe I am worth it! LOL

  7. I love all 7, especially the first–celebrate the successes of others. Sometimes others are caught by surprise when you acknowledge something they did with a smile, a compliment or a pat on the back! I think everyone has the need to be recognized and valued.

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