The Way Out
"Our authentic self knows that the only way out is through -and- that the only way through is in."
One defining quality of authentic people is the character trait of personal responsibility. As such, these folks work harder on themselves than they do on their job. For them, self knowledge is self empowerment.
Authentic people are trustworthy because they trust themselves, believable because they believe in themselves, and are credible because they are genuinely responsible for all of the outcomes in their lives. These special individuals develop deep and meaningful relationships. They have access to that skill as a result of going deep inside of their own soul to solidify their most important relationship - the relationship they have with themselves.