A friend asked:  What is personal integrity? Does a person have personal
integrity when their personality is integrated, or what?

Interesting question. One meaning is that you act congruently with our values, tell the truth as you see it, etc. This is “integrity” n the sense of having societally-accepted good values like telling the truth and keeping your word.

For the structural meaning of integrity–that bridge has structural integrity–it means all parts of a system are aligned in support of  the system’s function. In a human, it would correspond to having minimal conflicts, clear values, acting in accordance with those values, and acting consistently enough over time that you actually anage to produce the results you want in your life.

That’s my interpretation, at any rate.

Questions for reflection:

  • Do you have personal integrity in the honesty sense?
  • Does your business?
  • Does your life have personal integrity in the structural sense?
  • Does your business?

What is personal integrity?

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