two columns of text, one reading 'frightened selves' and one reading 'authentic selves' with a list of responses to different situations below in each column. all against a leafy green textured background.

How You Relate To Others

by Joe Biel Author

It is not always easy to be our most authentic selves. We wear masks all the time (and not just to stay safe in a pandemic!) We present ourselves as different people for different purposes, for different social contexts, and when we feel afraid that we will not be accepted as we really are. This poster functions as a reminder to anyone glancing at it that we can choose to take a step back and consider whether our actions are coming from a place of fear or a place of authenticity. Maybe that extra reminder will give you the push you need to approach your day differently, and be kinder and more sympathetic to those with different experiences and outlooks than your own.