Authenticity Makes Love Possible February 17, 2017Lying and Deception, Narcissism, Personality and Character, Personality and Character Disorders, Relationships, Spiritualityauthenticity, character disturbance, humility, impression management, living, lovingDr. Simon Authenticity is not so much a character trait as it is a state of being. To be authentic, you have to choose to be transparent. Doing so naturally makes you quite vulnerable. But it also opens the door to true intimacy with another.