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"The Dangers of Being Authentic" by Adam Grant


How do we fight the dark side of authenticity? In a recent New York Times op-ed, I proposed one strategy: aim for sincerity rather than authenticity. Instead of bringing your inner beliefs into the outer world, you start outside-in. Pay attention to how you present yourself, and then strive to be the person you claim to be.

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I agree with the advice to be sincere.

But I thought sincerity is the foundation of authenticity.

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