Why it is important
Moral integrity is associated with psychological well-being and higher life satisfaction. Character and personal integrity comprise the core strengths of self-reliant individuals. The self-reliant individual forms healthy, interdependent relationships with others at work, facilitating health and work performance. Research suggests that authentic people with integrity are well-liked, and they benefit from social support and the many other positive outcomes associated with enjoying close relationships with others. The "knowing thyself" component of integrity allows us to be more effective in our lives.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
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Category: Mental healthResearch
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