Integrity is key to success. People with integrity know what they want and are willing to fight for it.
But how do you become a person with integrity?
Well, there are 12 things people with integrity would never do.
Let’s take a look at them:
12 things people with integrity would never do
1) Only do the right thing when other people are watching
The first thing that people with integrity would never do is take advantage of others.
This includes only doing the right thing when other people are watching.
People with integrity are doing the right thing for themselves.
They are not worried about what others think of them. They are doing what they believe is the right thing.
This means that they have to have a high level of self-control.
Self-control is the ability to control your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
You see, people with integrity will always put the welfare of others before themselves.
When they see something that is not right, they will speak up.
They will be honest, kind, and respectful. They will stand up for what is right.
This includes being honest and kind to everyone, regardless of the situation.
People with integrity do not have to worry about what others think of them.
They are always thinking about other people’s needs before their own needs.
2) Lie to your friends and family
People with integrity don’t alienate their friends and family.
They are always honest and fair with them.
In other words, they don’t keep secrets from their friends and family.
They are not afraid, to tell the truth.
Do you want to know why?
People with integrity have respect for the people around them.
You see, people deserve to know the truth, even if it’s not the easiest thing to hear.
They know that everyone has feelings and emotions, just like they do.
3) Being insecure
People with integrity are not insecure. They understand how much personal power they have.
In my own experience, that’s not always easy. Insecurity is a huge thing for the majority of the population.
So how can you overcome this insecurity that’s been nagging you?
The most effective way is to tap into your personal power.
You see, we all have an incredible amount of power and potential within us, but most of us never tap into it. We become bogged down in self-doubt and limiting beliefs. We stop doing what brings us true happiness.
I learned this from the shaman Rudá Iandê. He’s helped thousands of people align work, family, spirituality, and love so they can unlock the door to their personal power.
He has a unique approach that combines traditional ancient shamanic techniques with a modern-day twist. It’s an approach that uses nothing but your own inner strength – no gimmicks or fake claims of empowerment.
Because true empowerment needs to come from within.
In his excellent free video, Rudá explains how you can create the life you’ve always dreamed of and increase attraction in your partners, and it’s easier than you might think.
So if you’re tired of living in frustration, dreaming but never achieving, and living in self-doubt, you need to check out his life-changing advice.
4) Dish on people behind their backs
No one deserves to be talked about behind their back, especially not by their friends and family.
People with integrity are always honest and fair with the people they care about.
This includes the people who are closest to them.
They make sure that their friends and family know what is going on in their lives.
If something is bothering a person with integrity, they will say it out loud to the person it concerns instead of spreading rumors behind their backs.
They will say what they mean and mean what they say.
Do you want to know why?
If someone talks behind the backs of others, they are probably jealous of them.
You see, people with integrity don’t feel the need to talk others down just to feel better about themselves.
Integrity means being honest and truthful, not feeling the need to talk down or disparage others just because they are different from you.
People who value integrity also don’t feel the need to manipulate or control other people in order to make them want what they think is best for themselves.
5) Lie to people for no reason
Would a person with integrity lie to your friends, family, or even your partner? No, they wouldn’t. And would they lie to people to get them to do what you want? Absolutely not!
Lies are a common part of life. Sometimes, they’re necessary in order to make things happen.
These are usually known as white lies. They aren’t severe, but people with integrity try to stay away even from those little white lies.
We all know that telling a white lie to someone can make them feel better, but at what cost?
People with integrity don’t lie to make a situation easier for themselves.
They don’t want others to think badly of them, so they avoid lying altogether.
You see, when it comes to relationships, lying can be very damaging. It can break trust, destroy bonds, and create problems for both parties.
You need to be truthful in relationships not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the smart thing to do.
6) Believe things are going to be done for them
People with integrity know that nothing comes from doing nothing.
They know that in order to succeed, they have to work hard.
However, this can be hard when you feel like you’ve been stagnating lately.
So how can you overcome this feeling of being “stuck in a rut”?
Well, you need more than just willpower, that’s for sure.
I learned about this from Life Journal, created by the highly-successful life coach and teacher Jeanette Brown.
You see, willpower only takes us so far…the key to transforming your life into something you’re passionate and enthusiastic about takes perseverance, a shift in mindset, and effective goal setting.
And while this might sound like a mighty task to undertake, thanks to Jeanette’s guidance, it’s been easier to do than I could have ever imagined.
Now, you may wonder what makes Jeanette’s course different from all the other personal development programs out there.
It all comes down to one thing:
Jeanette isn’t interested in being your life coach.
Instead, she wants YOU to take the reins in creating the life you’ve always dreamt of having.
So if you’re ready to stop dreaming and start living your best life, a life created on your terms, one which fulfills and satisfies you, don’t hesitate to check out Life Journal.
7) Cheat on your loved ones
Cheating on your loved ones is a common occurrence in many relationships.
So, it’s not surprising that people cheat on their partners.
Cheating can have negative consequences for both the person cheating and the relationship they are in.
It can make it difficult to form a healthy foundation for the future and lead to breakups.
Additionally, cheating can hurt your self-esteem.
People who cheat often feel like they’re not good enough or that they’re not worthy of the relationship they’re in. That can be really tough to take.
So, it comes as no surprise that people with integrity don’t cheat on their partners.
They don’t want to destroy the relationship they’re in, so they don’t cheat.
If they feel the need to sleep with someone else, they would either break up first or be open and honest with their partner about their fantasies.
That’s what makes a person full of integrity.
8) Falsely accuse someone of something
Falsely accusing someone of something is a terrible way to go through life.
It’s a way to make yourself feel important, but it also takes away the power of the person you accuse.
People with integrity don’t falsely accuse others of things.
They don’t want to take away their power and control over their lives.
These people don’t see the point in falsely accusing someone and quite frankly – what is the point?
People with integrity also don’t want to put their reputations on the line.
They have respect for themselves and their own reputation.
9) Betray your friends and colleagues
People with integrity would never betray their friends or colleagues.
They are some of the most loyal people out there.
They value their relationships and don’t want to do anything to damage them.
Even when they could gain something out of the betrayal, their own integrity is more important than whatever they could possibly get out of a betrayal.
So, if you’re looking for a trustworthy individual, look no further than someone with integrity.
10) Think your behavior doesn’t hurt anyone
People with integrity know that their actions can hurt people.
They are always looking out for the best interests of those around them- even if that means sacrificing themselves.
That’s what makes them so great.
People with integrity have respect for others, including themselves.
They don’t want to be a burden on others, so they do their best to not hurt people unnecessarily.
If they do cause harm to someone, they would apologize immediately and take responsibility for their actions.
11) Think you are better than everyone else
There is no such thing as a “better” person.
If you think you are better than everyone else, you will never be successful.
Believe it or not, thinking you are better than everyone else is often the result of deep insecurity.
It’s a form of self-manipulation.
People with integrity don’t have a superiority complex.
They see themselves as equals to everyone else and believe that everyone is on an equal playing field.
12) Go behind people’s backs
People with integrity don’t go behind other people’s backs.
They know better than that.
These people don’t want to risk hurting someone’s feelings or being misunderstood.
They would rather take the time to explain their actions and try to make amends.
You see, people with integrity know that they have a responsibility towards others.
They are constantly looking out for people’s best interests and trying to help them as much as possible.
This makes them more likable and more trustworthy.
Going behind someone’s back in order to gain something out of it will not make you happy in the long run, and people who value integrity know that.
People with integrity are also good listeners.
They don’t have to tell you what they think, because they know that you already have your own opinions.
Instead, they listen to your thoughts and feelings and try to understand them in order to help you.
Start to value integrity more
The best news?
You can start to become a person with integrity right now!
Basically, avoid all of the points above and you are a whole lot closer to being a person with integrity!
The mere act of trying to better yourself already says a lot about your personality.
Don’t give up and keep growing! People who never give up are always admired.