Often, when I meet with someone I don’t know, I ask them the question “Who are you?” It’s interesting to see their responses.
I’m not doing this as a game. I want to know who they are. I’m open to listening to however much they want to reveal about themselves.
Are they an “authentic” person?
The word “authentic” comes from the Greek word “autos,” which means “self.” We use it in the old word “auto-mobile,” which means, literally, “self-driven.” “Authentic” connotes “real.” Are you authentic? Are you a real person?
This is neither good nor bad.