Being true to oneself is important in a world where some people will smile in your face but talk behind your back when you're not around. People acting fake to fit in.
Having all sorts of types of social connections sometimes changes people into someone they're not. They become lost in a circle of fake friends. Remaining true to yourself and not allowing those around you change you says less about them and more about you.
Here are 5 signs that you are a genuine person with self respect and morals:
1. You Treat Everyone With Respect
You were raised to respect everyone equally no matter what. Some people tend to look down on those who hold jobs that pay less, or catch the bus to work.
Growing up you were raised to hold everyone under the same standards regardless of their job description, respect the janitor the same way you would respect the doctor. Their status in society doesn't dictate who you respect more.
2. You Don't Force Connections
You respect yourself enough not to force any connections. The people in your circle are there because they want to be. Forcing relationships whether romantic ones or friendships is not something you do.
The only relationships you keep are the ones that came about organically. They were sincere from the beginning. The older you get the more you realize that the smaller your circle the better.
3. You Hold Yourself Accountable
You don't make excuses for the mistakes you make. You face them head on and deal with the consequences. Often times people will throw others under the bus to save face.
Whatever the case may be you always make sure you hold yourself accountable for the choices you make. It's not in your character to blame others for the bad decisions you make.
4. You Mean What You Say
Once something leaves your mouth, you keep your word. You are not someone who is indecisive, you mean what you say when you say it. Those that know you know that's one of your best qualities.
Keeping your word is part of who you are, it holds weight.
5. You Always Lend A Helping Hand
You are compassionate and are always there when someone needs you. You don't do it with the expectation of someone paying you back, but out of the kindness of your own heart.
Helping others is part of who you are. This quality is a gift and a curse, because you have people who take advantage of those who are natural givers.
A lot of people become unattractive once you find out how they think. The more you get to know them the more you learn that they are not who they portray to be.
Their whole character turns you off and you can't deal hanging around them for too long before you become agitated. You keep people like that at a distance for a reason.
You genuinely mean well so when someone pretends to be someone they're not it messes with your spirit and you can't be around them for long.