Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Definition of integrity

Source: Wikipedia

In discussions on behavior and morality, one view of the property of integrity sees it as the virtue of basing actions on an internally-consistent framework of principles. This scenario may emphasize depth of principles and adherence of each level to the next. One can describe a person as having integrity to the extent that everything that that person does derives from the same core set of values. While those values may change, their consistency with each other and with the person's actions determine the person's degree of integrity.

Some commentators stress the idea of integrity as personal honesty: acting according to one's beliefs and values at all times. Speaking about integrity can emphasize the "wholeness" or "intactness" of a moral stance or attitude (harking back wittingly or unwittingly to the etymological parallels of the word in the Latin intactus, meaning "untouched"). Relevant views of wholeness may also emphasize commitment and authenticity. Structural integrity in engineering derives from this concept.

Some regard integrity as a virtue in that they see accountability and moral responsibility as necessary tools for maintaining consistency between one's actions and one's principles, methods and measures, especially when an expected result appears incongruent with observed outcome.

1 comment:

zhummmeng said...

If you are insurance agents integrity means;
1.the first thing to find out is the customer's needs.
2.is the product suitable and does it meet the customer's needs efficeintly and optimally and the best of the company's product range.?
3. to disclose the upsides and the downsides of the product.
4. to disclose how much you earn from the product

Dishonesty means that you don't do any of them. Cheating means you add lies and tell half truths and don't do any of the above willfully and wilefully..

Consumers, when your agent sold you the insurance did they conduct all of them? If not your agent is a cheat and liar.
These requirements are not mine they are from the Financial Advisory Act(FAA)

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