Who Do You Think You're Fooling? (A Meditation On Authenticity)

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 If you mean well, or if you are hateful.

If you're a liar. Or tell the truth.

If you have integrity -- or throw your team under the bus.

Can you be counted on when the chips are down? Or are you a self-promotional phony?

Is your wisdom real? Or did you make it up?

People, like dogs, can tell from your aura.

And they will treat you the same way in kind.

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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.