Living in a world which is characterized by twisted moral and social values and double standards, and where the need for spiritual development is replaced with the need for making profits, integrity is the most valuable trait a person can possess.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having high moral principles and values. It’s being brave and confident to stand your own ground. It’s being truthful to others and to yourself at all costs. It’s always doing the right thing and resisting any form of corruption and dishonesty. It’s having the determination to preserve and never lower your moral values.
And considering the fact that we live in a world where there’s a degradation of moral values and where truth has become unimportant, people who possess this genuine quality are rare. Yet, although some people are born with this trait, it doesn’t mean that the rest can’t develop it.
Here are 12 unique and inspiring characteristics of people who have true integrity. And if you can relate to most of them, congratulations, you are unique.
1. They’re authentic.
People who possess true integrity are the most honest and genuine human beings. They never pretend to be someone they’re not. And for sure, they’re not the type of people who will tell you one thing and then do something completely different.
Instead, their actions always match their words. These people can’t stand hypocrisy and they’ll always show their true selves, whether others like it or not.
2. They will never take advantage of other people.
People with true integrity relationships only out of real emotions, respect, and commitment. They’re not the type of people who will do whatever they can to gain your trust and then use this to take advantage of you.
With these people, you’re safe because they always base their relationships on pure love and the best of intentions.
3. They always give credit where it’s due.
These people never take credit for things they didn’t do, no matter how small or unimportant they are. They will never take something other people have created and present it or brag about it as if it’s their own.
These people are aware of the value of hard work and dedication, and they understand how important it is to give credit where it’s due.
4. They are always honest.
Lies, mind games, false flattery, and all kinds of manipulation tactics are things these people despise. You will never catch them lying and they will never put themselves into a position in which they’d need to do so as well.
Such a person will share with you the things they believe you need to and deserve to know, and they’ll always choose to tell you the truth, no matter how harsh or painful it may be.
5. They are the humblest human beings.
They are not always aware of their true worth and just how much good they really do to others. They never think they live up to the standards society sets for them. They don’t brag about what they have and their achievements since they’re always striving to become better.
6. They never feel reluctant or ashamed to apologize first.
While many people are too proud to apologize and don’t say “I’m sorry” because they don’t want to “lose, ” people with true integrity can see past the vanity of losing and winning. If they did something wrong, they won’t think twice before they own up to their mistakes and apologize.
They always prefer to create peace rather than tension. And of this requires apologizing for it first, they’re always willing to do so.
7. They do good when they can.
People with true integrity live by the rule: Be kind to and help those in need. They enjoy doing good to people and improving their lives, and this is what makes them feel the happiest and most fulfilled.
8. They believe others.
It’s not difficult for them to believe you. They’ll take your word as truth util it’s disproven. But, as I’ve already said -these people despise lies and dishonesty. So, if they catch you lying to them, it won’t take them long to distance themselves completely from you.
9. They have a great intuition.
They have the ability to sense whenever something is bothering you. Whether you feel upset or sad, these people will easily notice that. You may try to hide your feelings from them, but they’ll always know how you’re feeling, and what you’re going through.
10. They give people the benefit of the doubt.
They always try to see the good in others. And although we live in a world where hypocrisy, dishonesty, and evil are lurking around every corner, these people still believe in the goodness and purity in people.
11. They never argue over little disagreements.
You’ll never hear these people arguing rudely, creating drama, and shouting. Instead, they always talk things through calmly, patiently, and in a civilized manner. They’ll never allow themselves to lose their temper and start fighting over something completely ridiculous.
12. They value other people’s time.
The value their own time and they don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t value the time of others. They understand the importance of your responsibilities and therefore they’ll never hold you up or waste your time.
Moreover, the value punctuality which is why they rarely come late at a meeting, parties, and etc. These people simply respect other people’s boundaries as that’s the way they wanted to be treated too.