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What is the difference between honesty and integrity?it is a question from stephen...
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Honesty and integrity are quite similar, as true integrity actually requires honesty. According to the dictionary, honesty is "truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness; freedom from deceit or fraud." Integrity is "adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty." The difference, therefore, is that honesty simply means telling the truth, while integrity means having high moral character and living by a strict set of ethics and principals (i.e., doing the right thing, whether it benefits you or not). You can have honesty without integrity, but you cannot have integrity without honesty.
Posted by flamingogirl on March 31, 2009 at 11:21 PM (Answer #1)
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