DevotionAn intense energy, commitment and seriousness around pursuits. For example, a surfer who is out in bad weather and good is more authentic than a surfer who only shows up on nice days with big crowds to impress on the beach.
GritThe ability to handle the difficult and unpleasant side of your pursuits such as an investment banker who effortlessly handles intense personalities and politics.
UnaffectednessThe authentic aren't easily influenced by criticism or praise such as a photographer who knows a composition is off despite praise from other photographers.
ValuesTrying to live up to a set of moral principles as you see them. For example, a software developer who won't work for any organization that might be making the world a worse place.
LegitimacyRespect and inclusion in society, communities, systems and cultures. For example, a carpenter who earns respect from their customers and peers due to the quality of their craft such that they are never in want of work.
ImmersionPushing in to be at the center of a community or culture. For example, a musician who finds ways to interact with other musicians and discover new music.culture such as an architect who earns a reputation for greatness amongst enthusiasts of green design and sustainable living.calculated risks required in a pursuit. For example, an energy company CEO who charges ahead with changes that greatly benefit the environment while peers merely try to give the appearance of doing so.
Consistency in words, actions and beliefs.
The honest, passionate and principled pursuit of an ideal, interest, profession or business.