Honesty, authenticity, integrity

You are an honest person, not only by speaking the truth but by living your life in a genuine and authentic way. You are down to earth and without pretense; you are a “real” person. (Source: VIA Institue)

The Noel Strengths Academy defines it this way:

The person of integrity presents him/herself in a genuine way 

•  “What you see is what you get.” 

•  Honest and ethical 

•  People with integrity expect honest straight talk from others  

•  They are aware of their own inauthenticity and where their values don’t match their life


“in which people are true to themselves, accurately representing–privately and publicly–their internal states, intentions and commitments. It is classified as a virtue of courage, indicating that it often takes courage to do the right thing. The word integrity comes from the Latin word integritas which means whole, complete and entire. Disintegration is a powerful opposite defined as destroying unity or breaking into parts.

Psychologist Carl Rogers (1961) argued that “a person, who sacrifices authenticity to preserve a partial or rigid self-image, or to deceive or manipulate others, likely sacrifices much potential for personal growth and positive change.”

Mark Twain

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”


Bruce Lee

“As you think, so shall you become.”

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”



“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”


“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose my honor, I lose myself”

~William Shakespeare

Authentic Happiness Coaching Newsletter:







Leave a Reply