Category: Kazimierz Dabrowski
Authentism is a concept related to naturalness, sincerity, and directness, but it is not identical with any of them. Authentism is not simply a spontaneous expression of one’s own nature. It is based on inhibition, i.e. the tendency to stop and withdraw into your own interior, which creates a space of reflection. Authentism carries an element of empathy. Its foundation is intentional sincerity, not impulsive, as in the case of naturalness.