Reader Edward said something provocative on Attitude in a “crappy job market”:
It’s actually fairly easy to check for integrity, if you first know what it is.
Well, what is it?
I think I’ve got the start of a useful definition and I’ve used it pretty successfully, though I think it needs to be fleshed out more: A thing (or person) has integrity when its form and behavior are consistent with the way it represents itself, and when it performs as promised.
Okay, it’s not a definition of integrity. It’s more of a sign of integrity. I have intentionally not checked a dictionary because I think it’s important to figure out what we think it means. So please leave your dictionaries closed for now — we can open them later.
What is integrity to you?