Honesty is a term that describes a virtuous quality of man. Honesty is usually associated with sincerity, truthfulness, openness, straightforwardness and fairness. For most people in Germany, honesty is one of the most important virtues that a person should have - in theory. Practically everybody lies and dizzy more or less. Many people do not want to hear the truth or even consider it an insult. However, contrary to the classic meaning, a person who sometimes lies can be considered honest.

Honesty originally referred to honor and described people who did not steal and did not lie. In the course of education and pedagogy in raising children, the concept of honesty changed. Thus there is honesty with regard to the spoken word in the sense of not lying and honesty in behavior, which is more due to a capacity for self-reflection and non-manipulative behavior towards others. Honesty is also a central theme in many psychological and medical studies. (vb)

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