From time to time, I've heard of some person being described as "a real one". At the same time, we see people every day who claim to be one thing or another, or act as if they were. Whether you are talking about a security guard who acts as if they were a police officer, an "open carry" advocate dressed and armed as if he or she were a soldier, or someone preaching their religion, the question is the same: "Is that person a real one?"
Real ones can be identified by certain characteristics. Those who are not often share similar shortcomings. And there is also something that all "Real Ones" have in common in the process which forms them.