The Importance Of Integrity And Integrity, Honesty, And Sincerity As The Basis Of Integrity

822 Words Nov 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Mercy College defines integrity as, “Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as the basis of trustworthiness.” I personally feel that integrity encompasses not only all of these characteristics, but also the ability to apply these characteristics in one’s everyday life. Someone who displays true integrity does not act honestly and sincerely just in easy situations, but also in the most difficult. Integrity is a value everyone should strive to perfect both professionally and personally.
A personal example of when my integrity was questioned occurred a few years ago while I was shopping at Forever 21. I was looking for some jewelry to wear to a family birthday party when I noticed a woman adjacent to me shove a pair of earrings in her purse. This was the first time I had ever witnessed someone stealing from a store. I stood there for what seemed like hours contemplating what I should do. I was only 15 at the time and felt if I said something directly to the woman she would just blow me off. I also knew that I had to say something because it was the right thing to do. I decided the best action for me to take was to tell an employee. I told the girl at the cash register what I had seen and she asked me point out the woman. Then she called her store manager over, who addressed the woman before she was able to leave the store. This situation helped me realize how important integrity is, because if I had not told them about the woman she could have gotten…

Related Documents