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Honesty: meaning & explanation [best tips & examples]

Honesty: meaning & explanation [best tips & examples]

What does honesty and fairness mean? How can you show honesty? In this article you will find the meaning, explanation and examples of honesty. Read on to learn how to develop this virtue.

Characteristic 1 – You don’t lie

If you are honest, then you don’t lie, cheat and steal. You tell the truth in all circumstances, even if it means disappointing someone. If you’ve made a mistake, this is the best way to straighten things out.

Trait 2 – You don’t exaggerate to impress other people

If someone who is definitely not slim asks you what you think of their thickness in a photo, you are not saying that the other person looks super slim. So you are not exaggerating.

You don’t have to come up with anything to appear good: you are already completely good!

Characteristic 3 – You do not make false promises: you do what you say

You only make promises that you can keep. You do what you say you will do. This also shows integrity.

Characteristic 4 – You mean what you say

For example, if you say you like someone, you mean it: you’re not saying it to make a good impression.

Feature 5 – Everything is as it appears

honesty quality

Honesty means you can trust that everything is as it appears at first glance.

Don’t fool others.

Characteristic 6 – You are honest with yourself

Sometimes you have not been honest with yourself. You had done something really beautiful or very hurtful, but you pretended it wasn’t important. A characteristic of honest people is that they are also honest with themselves: otherwise they cannot be honest with others.

Don’t kid yourself. When you are honest with yourself, there is room to make up for your mistakes!

Trait 7 – You tell the truth gently and tactfully

You should not be too literal and hard to implement honesty. Another virtue that comes in handy here is tact , for example so that you don’t hurt anyone. In fact, you must use tact when you are telling the truth.

Why is honesty so important?

Have you ever been misled by advertising? Things are exaggerated or you are just being lied to! The next time you have become a lot more suspicious when you want to buy something. That’s how it works with everything. Without fairness in the world, everyone should always be on their guard.

Honesty is the best policy. if I lose my honor, I lose myself.
Benjamin Franklin

Finally, say this affirmation for honesty

I am honest and honest. I speak the truth, using tact and kindness. I don’t have to impress others at all, so I don’t have to do anything other than be honest.

The original work? View the cards of the virtues project

The virtues project is the original initiative to spread as many virtues in the world as possible.

These were the hallmarks of honesty. Good luck developing this virtue!

About The Author


Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!