With a lot of things happening in our world today, it’s really hard to know who to trust and who really has integrity.

Integrity is what you do when no one else is watching you, according to CS Lewis. Just like in the world of social media, it feels like there's always someone watching. So, how do we find out if our friends are really the real deal?

With the help of these subtle character traits that can’t be faked, we’re here to help. These can show whether or not someone has real integrity.

When Credit Is Due, They Give It

People of integrity are not scared of compliments as well as gives compliments when someone else deserves one.

They Value Everyone Else's Time And Attention

People of integrity know that attention and time are limited. They don’t take advantage of others. Even on the littlest of things, they say thanks.

They're Not Afraid Of Humility

People of integrity know that there's no weakness in admitting or apologizing when they've made mistakes.

They're Not Afraid Of Other People's Mistakes, Or To Forgive

People of integrity are readily able to forgive and aware of other people's needs. Mindfulness and forgiveness go hand in hand with integrity.

They're Willing To Give The Benefit Of A Doubt. They Don't Generalize

People of integrity know that individuals are not all the same. That’s why they don’t give in to lazy generalizations. At least once, they are willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt.

They Trust Others Will Keep Their Word

People of integrity give others a chance to recover after a mistake and to prove themselves.

They Volunteer For Things Bigger Than Themselves

People of integrity are aware enough that the world is larger compared to themselves. They always do their part to help.

Without Arguing, They're Able To Disagree

People with integrity knows that they don't need to resort to yelling, and can communicate easily and freely. They set themselves apart by being able to have civil disagreements.

They Avoid Manipulation

People of integrity let others come to their own conclusions - even if that may result in a mistake. They don’t want to manipulate them.

As you can see, people of integrity stand out. So, are your friends worth keeping around?


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