Each of us have our individual ways we introduce ourselves to the world. For instance, I work really hard at being very fair in the way I treat other people. I love when people tell me I am funny, something else I like sharing about myself. It really pleases me when I am told I am smart and organized, two more characteristics I have worked hard to achieve.
I don't like being mischaracterized but that happens too. Once someone spread a story about me doing something I had not done. She went on to say I was a liar, not dishonest, but a liar. Well because I have worked so long at both creating my curb appeal and aligning my outside with my inside, this mischaracterization of me cost us our relationship.
I forgave this unfortunate behavior without ever being asked for my forgiveness. Then I immediately added "willingness to forgive" to my curb appeal.
I see other's authentic curb appeal as those actions, deeds, thoughts, emotions, ideas, values, and convictions they exude not when they are alone but also when they are in the center of town square. That curb appeal is their invitation to what lies deep inside them. That real stuff within.
I love to invest my time with those whose lasting curb appeal matches perfectly with their inside stuff.