Die woord integriteit beteken letterlik iets soos heelheid. Om integriteit te hê, of om iemand met integriteit te wees, beteken jy is „n persoon uit een stuk. Jy is eg en opreg, eerlik. Hoe sê ons? “What you see, is what you get”. As jy vir ander ’n voorbeeld wil wees, moet jy elke oomblik met integriteit leef.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness. It is a personal choice to hold one's self to consistent standards.
In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word integrity evolved from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.