WHAT IS INTEGRITY?
Integrity is the quality or condition of being pure, complete, adhering strictly to strong ethical code and values. It is also having strong moral uprightness.
QUALITIES EXHIBITED BY A MAN OF INTEGRITY
A person of integrity is a person that tells the truth at all times irrespective of the situation involved.
HONESTY: One of the foremost quality of a man with integrity is honesty, it is the act of being straight forward not doing things under the light.
DIGNITY: A man of integrity is a person with lots of dignity and uprightness, he cannot be bribed because he does not accept bribe.
A man of integrity is a person with lots of respect; he is well respected and in the same time, he shows deep respect for people.
A man of integrity is trustworthy, this means that he can be trusted
ADVANTAGES OF HAVING INTEGRITY
- He will be highly respected in the society
- He will be trusted and relied upon by men
- He will be loved by many
- He will serve as a good example and a motivational force to the younger ones
- He will be highly recommended and respected
- If he is a business person,he will be highly patronized as having been known as a person of integrity.
DISADVANTAGES OF NOT HAVING INTEGRITY
- He will be looked down on
- He will not be respected nor valued in the society
- He will always be suspected over any little crime
- He will be used as a bad example to others.
CHALLENGES IN MAINTAINING INTEGRITY
IMPERFECTION: As imperfect human, we tend to do what is wrong, so our imperfection is one of the challenges we meet in maintaining our integrity.
PEER PRESSURE: Another challenge is the kind of friends we keep, our friends can either influence us for good or for worse. So when we make friends with the wrong person, we will be tempted to compromise our integrity.
PAIN: This is one of the factors mostly used to make one renounce his integrity, when in severe pain, we will be tempted to renounce our integrity so that we can be relieved of the pain.
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