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Integrity Essay

Below is a free essay on "Integrity" from Anti Essays, your source for free research papers, essays, and term paper examples. The definition of integrity according to Webster's Dictionary is, "a rigid adherence to a code of behavior." There are though many ways to look at a persons integrity. A person with integrity possesses many qualities. Three of these qualities are honesty, the ability to follow a moral code, and loyalty to yourself and your beliefs. The definition of integrity to the marine corps is, “Integrity means that you are honest and truthful in what you say or do. You put honesty, sense of duty, and sound moral principles above all else.”

Integrity shows up in many places and has many faces. The faces of truth, moral code, and loyalty are all parts of integrity and show up everyday in many ways. To have a true sense of integrity one must posses all three. You have to be honest to yourself and to others, follow your personal beliefs and stick to what you think is right, and you have to be loyal to yourself. Integrity is to be truly honest, and fair, and to uphold the beliefs important to you.

One may be defined and known by his or her integrity. “A man is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has” Henry Ward Beecher. In the real world today, certain levels of integrity are expected in different places. For example, where we find the influence of evil, we find a lack of integrity. Important issues include: what the Bible has to say about integrity, viewing integrity as a choice and integrity in marines.

Ethical Integrity is a favorably sensible method for doing what is right when it comes to people dealing with people. When a person has a strong moral character, they are said to be a person of integrity and to live a honest life is said to be the most important virtue a person can have. The perspective of ethical integrity is a person’s personal responsibility. A person of integrity would always tell...
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