We intend Integrity as the Latin ‘integritas’.
INTEGRITY is the implementation of honesty in a continuous and unbending coherence with solid moral and ethical principles. In ethics, integrity is the honesty and accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can stand in contrast to hypocrisy. In fact, this kind of rectitude does value internal consistency as a strong virtue. In fact, the word INTEGRITY is an evolution of the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete. So, INTEGRITY is the inner sense of a ‘wholeness’ deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. Therefore, one person has integrity if behaving according to the values and beliefs he usually claims.
This quality is also a combination of different properties like impeccability, consistency, clear vision, acknowledgement of the prices to pay. Moreover, in the notion of INTEGRITY we find uprightness, honor, rectitude, probity and, most of all, honesty.
We intend Integrity as the Latin ‘integritas’. Needless to say, temptations on our daily way (impulses and urges which could abruptly put an end to INTEGRITY) are countless. Nonetheless, this property is not extremely complicated to cultivate. However, it needs SELF-CONFIDENCE and a certain simplicity of feelings and emotions.
This is Sokratiko’s way to interpret the notion of INTEGRITY. Please continue to browse our list of philosophical TOPICS by clicking on the other entries of our list.