Dishonest people appear deceitful, unreliable, and untrustworthy. They may be insincere and manipulative, and they likely prioritize personal success over truth and character.
Enemies of honesty:
- Fear: Fearing the criticism, rejection, or embarrassment associated with telling the truth.
- Immaturity: Immature people are often focused on themselves and can fail to understand the effects of their actions upon others.
- Controlling others: Bending the truth or completely altering it in order to manage the feelings of others.
Absolute honesty is a virtue that helps us gain trust from the people around us. Trust cannot be bought or sold; it MUST be earned. Being dishonest is fatal to our leadership.