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please let me know any input on these subjects or what link you know that would give me more information on describing and defining these two words.
I'd say honesty is an adequation between what you say and actual states of affairs;
Integrity is an adequation between your words and deeds, such as loyalty.
I don't really agree with this definition- you can have integrity but be bad, as long as you stick to the code that you have chosen to live by. IMO, a criminal could have integrity if they based their actions around a code of principles, however morally wrong. I had a quick look in some online dictionaries and there seems to be some difference of definition- Oxford (morally upright) and Encarta (high moral principles) do, but the AHD and Merriam Webster don't.Integrity believes in wholeness, goodness, and excellence, and is willing to serve as a praiseworthy example for others.