Integrity and honesty are two sides of the same coin, out of which honesty is the aspect which is always in front of us and integrity is that aspect which is usually not visible or people do not want to see it. Why is it so? understand further.

In this article, we will discuss integrity and honesty in a simple and easy way and understand the differences between them, so read the article till the end. and our facebook page Sure do it.

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Integrity and Honesty; If you want to understand, then understand that integrity is the peak of Mount Everest, where it is not easy for everyone to reach, while honesty is a relatively smaller peak than Mount Everest , which is usually accessible to everyone. Why is this so, understand it with an example.

Let’s say you have been invited to a party, you go there then you find out that it is actually a non-veg party while you are pure vegetarian that’s why you were not eating when everyone was eating. Even if some people asked you, you said that I am a vegetarian that is why I cannot eat all this.

But then your friend comes and insists you to eat non-veg food and he says that no one will know a little outside. You liked this thing, then what was it that you kept your values ​​or moral ideals on the floor for a while and ate non-veg heavily.

Here you have shown honesty that you do not eat non-veg but could not stick to it, that is why you can say that you do not have integrity.

That is, honesty is not giving up the truth, following the limits or sticking to your values.

But integrity is to stick firmly to one’s values ​​or one’s moral norms even in the face of adversity.

That’s why honest people are many but people with integrity are rare because integrity is more than honesty or rather, the highest point of honesty is integrity where there is no moral deviation in you, you persevere with what is right for you. remain frozen.

Honesty is seen from the perspective of others or rather from the perspective of society. What this means, let us make it more clear with another example.

Example 2

For example, if you are a government official and someone is giving you money for some work and you refuse, then it will be considered that you are honest, you do not take bribe or you do not do immoral things. .

But let’s say that the same person forgets his money for some reason and goes away and you see that the money is a bit more. Now even if you keep it, then no one will doubt your honesty because you have not asked for it and by doing so you are not violating any rule. That is, even if you keep that money, you will still be honest but will you be man of integrity? No way.

Because integrity says that your values ​​i.e. your moral ideals should be reflected in your conduct even when no one is watching you.

That is, if you return the money to whom it belongs, then you have not only been honest but at the same time you have also become a person of integrity because you stick to your moral ideals even in that situation when you are not there then your honesty But it doesn’t make any difference.

That is why it is said that in any situation not to deviate from one’s own values ​​or to stick firmly to what is right in others is integrity.

Overall the difference between integrity and honesty

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When you are man with integrity you are also honest. That is, without honesty you cannot be man with integrity.
But you can be honest without integrity because honesty will come first then integrity will come. That is, the path of integrity passes through honesty.
There is some shallowness in honesty, or rather, the moral model is a bit flexible in it. You can show honesty even if you are not man with integrity as it is usually seen from the perspective of others.
But integrity is a very deep thing. This is many times ahead of honesty because in a situation where even honest people become immoral or compromise their values, a person with integrity does not deviate in the slightest even in that situation.
That is, “once a person with integrity has made a commitment, then he does not even listen to himself”.
But the one who is only honest, you will sometimes be seen fulfilling “Mukh Mein Ram Bagal Mein Churi” as well.

Integrity and Honesty and Probity

Till now you have seen that integrity and honesty are specially used for people. But any institution also has value, in such a situation it is obvious that the institution can also be honest or truthful. Yes it absolutely happens.

But for institutional or procedural applications, instead of using the word integrity or honesty, a similar word Probity is used.

That is, suppose that if we say about a person that his integrity is immaculate, no question can be raised on it. If we want to say the same thing about any institution, then we will say that its Probity is immaculate, no question can be raised on it.

This was a small tip, you remember it. Apart from this, you should also remember that sometimes a person is very honest in his professional life but in normal life he is dishonest and vice versa.

It is only meant to say that when you look, you will see many shades of the same thing in life. You will get to see many different shades of integrity, honesty and purity in life. It depends on you how you look at things.


What is integrity?

Integrity is sticking to one’s values ​​or moral norms, even in the face of adversity. Integrity is a very deep thing. This is many times ahead of honesty because in a situation where even honest people become immoral or compromise their values, a person with integrity does not deviate in the slightest even in that situation.

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