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Classwork Series {Civic Education} – Attributes Of Honesty

Topic: Attributes Of Honesty



-Benefits and Importance.

What Is Honesty?

Honesty can be defined as the act of being truthful to yourself,others and being straightforward in whatever we do.Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. honor suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one’s profession, calling, or position. Furthermore, honesty means being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.

Attributes of Honesty

  1. Courage: This is the ability to do what is right or good even when it seems its dangerous.
  2. Truthfulness: This is simply the act of saying the truth at all times
  3. Loyalty: It is the act of being loyal i.e ability to show firm and constant support to a person or organization.
  4. Reliability: This is the act of showing that people can always rely or depend on you.
  5. Godliness: This is the ability to fear God in your heart at all times.

 Importance of Honesty

  1. Being honest makes someone to be trusted by people
  2. It brings about good report about an individual
  3. It helps to bring about peace and development in the society
  4. Honesty makes a man to be respected
  5. It makes a man honourable
  6. It brings favour from people and mostly from God
  7. It aids transparency in the society
  8. An honest person becomes a role model and seen as small god.
  9. Honesty exalts a nation.
  10. It creates peace of mind and promotes relationships of trust

Benefits Of Honesty

  1. Relationships  are closer  and improve over time.
  2. Honesty can keep you out of trouble We all know how you can dig yourself deeper into a hole with lies and deceit.
  3. You’ll enjoy better physical health and mental health.
  4. It demonstrates confidence – If you are dedicated to being honest, you better be comfortable with yourself
  5. Honesty fosters courage Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing what you know you want or need to do, despite your fear.
  6. Its good for your reputation – Being honest wins you trust out in the world and People will trust you because they know you don’t sugarcoat stuff.
  7. Develop better judgment – When you are honest and deal honestly with others, your bullshit detector gets stronger. 
  8. It makes you happier – When you are confident, less stressed, self-aware, connected to others and healthier, you’re happier. 
  9. Honesty promotes authenticity – Honesty is a reflection of your own thoughts and feelings. 
  10. It keeps you from lying to yourself – You trust yourself.
  11.   You attract better friends – When you exude honesty and integrity, others with the same qualities are drawn to you.
  12. Honesty shows maturity and self-acceptance There can often be hurt and pain associated with honesty. A mature person conveys honest expression in a style that minimizes painful impact

Test and exercise

  1. ————— is the act of being truthful to oneself and others is known as (a)integrity (b)diligence (c)honesty (d)discipline.ans(c)
  2. The following are the attribute of honesty except (a)loyalty (b)Godliness(c)courage (d) hospitable.ans (d)
  3. An honest person becomes———(a) honourable (b)hated (c)disgraced (d)irritating.ans (a)
  4. —————exalts a nation (a)corruption (b)honesty (c)ignorance (d)carelessness.ans (b)
  5. Someone who is honest will always tell the truth.true/false.ans true.

3 thoughts on “Classwork Series {Civic Education} – Attributes Of Honesty”

  1. Indeed i found your writeup of good values&benefit.Am also a teacher and i’ll want to know more about the book.thank u..

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