Being imperfect is something that most, if not all of us, can relate to. But it takes a certain level of courage and self-awareness to openly embrace and acknowledge those imperfections. This is what the author of this quote refers to- that being congruent, true to oneself and transparent is essential, and that filtering others through these same values is a natural judgment call. One can’t help but be drawn to those who are authentic and real, even if we don’t necessarily agree with them- because there is something quite freeing and inspiring about someone who is unapologetically themselves. But on the flip side, the second we sense someone is being disingenuous or manipulative, this sense of trust is lost and we naturally withdraw. So the takeaway lesson here is to be true to yourself, show up as your authentic self, and let your true center shine through.