Birth of The Real You: The Two Sides of Your Identity


Birth of Real You
Early in your impressionable childhood, an intense emotional event or series of events occurred which had a significant impact on you. Perhaps you can not recall it to mind, nevertheless it happened. In that moment, you passed judgment on the situation as an interpretation of life. You formed an opinion as to “what life was all about” and how to live it.

This was the birth of the “Real You” and “true inner self”. This “Life Theme” provided you with a very personalized belief system from which you derive all meaning, purpose, understanding and motivation. From this moment on you would spend the rest of your life validating it as the “one and only belief system” worthy of any recognition.

The Duality of Self

Just as your physical brain is divided into two hemispheres that work synergistically together, there also exist two distinct sides of your mind: An Authentic and Synthetic Identity.

Your Authentic Side

Your Authentic Identity is the moral stand you take regarding what you feel is “Right and Wrong”. It provides you with stability and structure in “being” and is evident by the commitments you have made in your life.  This Authentic Side of your identity is the unchangingReal You” which has but one single purpose: To express your existence to the world. In essence it states: “I exist, I am unique,  I matter and I make a difference.

Your Synthetic Side

To achieve this authentic declaration to the world, your Life Theme employs another facet of your overall identity called the Synthetic Identity. It was selected by you as a channel or medium for you to express just how you should and should not act or behave in the world.

Your Synthetic Side is “synthetic” (not in a fake or artificial sense) in the sense that it is a synthesis or the drawing together of all physical possibilities available to you for expression.

This is the moral stand you take regarding life as to what is “Good and Bad”. It is your social expression of “doing”. Your Synthetic side is the ever-changing, “Flexible You” and is an extension of your stable Authentic Sides expression.

This is what attracts others to you and is a cause for establishing personal and business relationships. It is also responsible for your emotional fulfillment and moments of joy in your life. It is this Synthetic side of your identity that helps you to meet all the challenges you face in an ever-changing, and demanding world.

The Impact of Knowing Your Life Theme and Who You Really Are

These two sides of your identity work synergistically together and are responsible for all the successes in your life. They provide the reasons for the way you think, the opinions and beliefs you hold, the way you behave, your sense of style, even what causes you to be happy, angry or sad.

Knowledge and understanding of  your particular Life Theme with its Authentic and Synthetic sides is vital if you desire to make any real improvement and progress in your life and really sustain it.

A Unique Methodology

This advanced knowledge and methodology can not be found anywhere else other than through Authentic Systems. It is the culmination of 30 years of extensive research, theory and practical, real world application.

This revolutionary approach to understanding your true identity is substantiated by over 550 academically recognized books representing over 1000 experts in their respective fields, such as; psychology, epistemology, ethics, morality, linguistics, sociology, symbology, neuropsychology, phenomenology, existentialism, cognitive neuroscience, quantum psychology, psychophysiology and philosophy. An extensive list of reference sources can be found at Authentic Bibliography: The Knowledge That Leads to the Real You.

About the author

CEO of Authentic Systems, Degree in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley.
5 Responses
  1. Tommy

    At first when I began reading your post I experienced some resistance. (I think that may be a very common knee-jerk reaction when presented with new information). But then, I read your material again, a few times. You are presenting some pretty life-changing ideas here. Thank you for your generosity.

  2. John Voris


    Excellent observation.

    Your experience is what we have been slowly breaking through–initial resistance.

    This article is backed by hundreds of references. We pride ourselves of scientifically validating our findings.

    What we did is sow these references in a unique pattern.

    Thanks for your comment and I look forward to any others may want to share.


  3. Deborah Spagnuolo

    I’ve never head of the “synthetic side”. Interesting idea. I’m not sure I have a very clear picture of the differences, or where they two come into play.

  4. Biz Burnett


    Above, you wrote “The two sides of your identity [your Authentic Side and your Synthetic side] work synergistically together and are responsible for…what causes you to be happy, angry or sad.” Physician and Neuroscientist Alan Watkins might say the source (and perhaps only source) of those Emotions is our physiological “data feeds” (e.g., sensory input, situationally influenced internal chemistry). One thing you both appear to have in common is the statement on his website’s home page: “Unless you know what’s going on inside, you can’t really change on the outside.” But I like your explanation for the source of these Emotions because it makes me feel less “reptilian.”

    1. John Voris

      The difference between Authentic Systems and Alan Watkins is profound.

      If I were to be asked what I think of patriotism, I would have an answer derived from my inner beliefs and feelings and not emotions. This is a question regarding cognition and not physical or self-identity survival. I could speak on this subject without any significant variance of heart beat nor would I produce anxiety or any other notable signs of emotion.

      His model also works in a hierarchy whereas for decades science has known we function holistically. All information is occurring at once. This is one reason Maslow was discredited–there is no hierarchy of needs.

      If you just learned that your wife had been seeing other men, controlling biological functions will not alter this cognitive cause. Your heart rate did not cause the anxiety rather the mental meaning of the event caused your body to react which manifested as anxiety. The question is, what is the cause of physiological data?

      Physiological data is always an effect and never the cause unless, there is a biological anomaly occurring.

      Keep in mind, the neuroscience community is dedicated to finding empirical measurable evidence. However, our thinking minds are driven from abstract symbols of meaning.

      Our bodies may live in the visible but we live and die for the invisible.

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