When you walk into a mechanic shop, do you scan the mechanic’s faces with your genui-dar? What is genui-dar, you ask? Why, it’s your very own phoniness detector. You want to deal with someone who is honest and sincere. It makes all the difference in your experience, right? Some people and businesses are easy to read, while others are deceptive.
So how about the people helping you, say, purchase a home?
Here are 5 qualities to look for when identifying a genuine person or brand.
1- They are GREAT at Listening
Any why wouldn’t they be? They genuinely care. When you are talking, they are actually listening. When they ask how you are, they truly want to know. They aren’t just biding time till the next time they get to talk. Being a good listener helps create a real connection, and that takes being present in every moment.
2- Ego is in the Back Seat
Genuine people want YOU to succeed. They are generous with their time and resources. It’s the difference between looking inward as opposed to outwards. Sincere people give real compliments and expect nothing in return.
3- They Sparkle with Originality
There’s nothing less authentic than a copycat. Ever had someone serve you dinner with a fake happy voice, like a bad actor in a B-movie? They live up to a certain standard of integrity. And the easiest way to be original is to simply be you. There’s no one else like you, so you’re in no danger of jumping on someone else’s bandwagon.
4- They Are Respectful
They take your feelings and needs into account. Genuine people put other people at ease. They don’t judge; they aren’t rude. They build people up instead of tearing them down.
5- They Uphold Integrity
Integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy. It is when honesty is put into action. When someone has integrity, they mean what they say and they do what they say. There’s no bait and swap. No switcheroos.
At Vylla, we’re serious about making sure you have an authentic experience. That’s why we consider genuine behavior as one of our core brand values.
Authenticity. It is all it’s cracked up to be.