4 Reasons Why Integrity Should Be Your #1 Quality

In each of our lives, we are going to be tested at one point or another on our integrity and ethics. Can you remember a time in your life when you were asked to do something, by an employer, friend, or associate which was outside of the lines of what you felt was right?  What decision did you make? Did you do the right thing by keeping your integrity or did you go off the path and do the wrong thing?

There are so many outside influences that test our moral and ethical behavior.  Are you easily influenced by others or are you strong and stick by your convictions and stay on the straight path?  Integrity is so important. I believe it is the number #1 quality someone should have.

4 Reasons Why “Integrity” Should Be Your #1 Quality

  1. Trust – If you are a person that has integrity, your personal relationships and professional relationships will be genuine and the people around you will know they can trust you with anything.
  2. Responsible – If you have integrity, people will give you higher level responsibilities because they know and feel like you will always do the right thing.
  3. Respect –  If you stand up for doing the right thing, people at times may not always agree with what you do, but they will have a great respect for you, that you stand up for what you believe in.
  4. Authentic –  With integrity, you are looked at as real person, someone with class.  People with high integrity never have to look over their shoulder for anything they’ve done.  They can feel good about the choices they make.

Make it your goal to be a person of high integrity. If you have done some things in the past you are not proud of, today is a new day, a new beginning which you can now choose to always do the right thing.  A person with a high level of integrity is classy.  And class never goes out of style. How do you feel about “Integrity”?  I want to hear from you! -The SmartChic

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2016-11-11T11:56:02-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|8 Comments


  1. Sonia April 4, 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Great topic. There were a few times when I know what I did was stupid and I paid for it dearly. No one is perfect, but I think learning from our mistakes makes us look at things differently the next time. I think integrity comes down to: are you a follower or leader?

    A leader can make his or her own decisions and isn’t always easily swayed into things outside their realm of common sense,while followers tend to just go with the flow. That’s not always a bad thing, but if Tom, Dick and Harry jumped off a bridge would you? Sticking to your guns and staying close to your beliefs is true integrity to me.

    No matter what, if it don’t sound right, it’s not for you. That’s integrity. Always striving to do the right thing.

  2. Wendy April 6, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Integrity is your one mainstay in life that no one can take from you, without it what are you? Who are you? Always know what you are and who you are and life will happen all around you…and remember, what goes around comes around!

  3. Shana Smith November 2, 2014 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for this amazing, powerful blog. I’m actually in the Iyanla Vanzant Forgiveness Course on oprah.com and my principle is Integrity. I was doing more research on my principle and this is how I found your amazing blog. Because of your blog I have a better understanding of my principle and why I needed this particular principle.

  4. Marianne September 16, 2015 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    I feel integrity also includes that of promises kept. If you promise you are there for someone whenever they may need your help, then be there when help is asked. Any promise you make than break is subtracting from your integrity, just like your credit history reports. If you keep a good standing with creditors, the higher your credit rating. Your integrity is what you as a person can be ‘ measured’ by.

  5. EZE BEN September 22, 2015 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Comment…Good topic, action speaks louder than voice. A society without people of integrity is doomed. Integrity is a costly virtue that adds value to growth and development of society. Show me a man of integrity and I will show you a man of contentment. Its all about you!

  6. Geoff December 9, 2015 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Cynthia hello…Thank you for your post on Integrity and I concur with your comments and thoughts about integrity..,I see it that when a person is in integrity they are, in effect, unbroken…they are whole…and that integrity is manifested by one’s word. One’s word to oneself. When we are fearful and lack confidence then the casualty is often our integrity
    Mastering one’s fear and confidence in business is essential and is so of course in life…it is perhaps the elephant in the room of many corporates and companies as I have experienced in my coaching…Fear and lack of confidence can become fertile soil for deceit and inauthenticity giving rise to a beingness that is out of integrity and broken. And what follows is broken relationships…Geoff

  7. Yulan Wilson December 10, 2015 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Integrity, My new found friend. The staple in my mantra!
    I thank my father for the introduction to integrity, for seeing what it was that I was living without and how it was driving me down an insane road. I won’t speak as an authority on this subject just as someone who is witnessing the strength of.

    • SmartChic December 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for commenting Yulan! I am so proud of the journey you are on. I look forward to supporting, inspiring and cheering you on along the way!

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