Authenticity: Persona vs. Personality

Authenticity: Persona vs. Personality
  • Have you ever felt trapped by your public persona?
  • Do you ever get tired of being what everyone expects you to be?

I received a comment on one of my videos the other day that made me realize just how much social media can influence our public personae. I realize I'm not the only one experiencing this, so I decided to shoot a video to get our authenticity wheels turning.

The commenter stated on my jump rope video lesson:  "So who told you to stop being so funny".

I'm not a comedian in all of my videos because I'm not always funny, and quite frankly, it's exhausting trying to be a comedian 24/7. In my opinion, committing to one persona online is bad for business because it will inevitably compromise authenticity. I can't force funny... it just happens when it happens... I don't script it ... it's all improv. Furthermore, there are times when I want to convey a serious message, which means humour needs to take a back seat or else I may compromise my credibility. That is why I elect to showcase many of my personality traits in my videos. Besides, it's hard to trust someone who is wearing a theatrical mask 24/7. It's also bad for my mental health if I have to try to be funny all the time because I cannot live up to the unrealistic expectation to be funny on command. The only sustainable approach is to be myself.

Here's a question: Would you actually like to meet your public persona in real life?

I'd love to read your thoughts and experiences... please comment below!

Welcome! If you want to learn how to MOVE and EAT BETTER, you've come to the right place! I'm Dr. Sara Solomon. I'm a certified StrongFit coach and an intermittent fasting expert. I have degrees in dentistry (DMD) and physiotherapy (BSc PT), and I'm also a Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016-2021), ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, a Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a certified level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador. I'm a BSN Supplements and Til You Collapse sponsored athlete. My passion is helping people overcome restrictive diets and muscle imbalances so they can FEEL their very best!

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