Personal Story
I feel so strongly about this value that I have ended relationships where I thought being in them was not being true to my own values, and I’m happy to be true to myself in life or in art or in business even if I’m “different.” But I sometimes fall short of my higher standards: I’ll occasionally succumb to "benign peer pressure" (getting COVID after not masking up in close quarters at a conference); I'm against animal cruelty, but I'm not presently vegan, because I'm a foodie.
Self Assessment
7 - Authenticity is a core value, even if I'm going against the grain of public sentiment. Feeling that my internal self is consistent with my own actions is crucial to me and has led me to change careers and countries to live in a way more true to my values and passions.
Values
Authentic