Are you a woman of integrity? Has anyone ever referred to you as one?
Integrity is a rare and fantastic trait to possess, especially in today’s day and age. A person can be described as someone with integrity when they have solid morals and unwavering principles that they live their life by. A woman with integrity is honest to herself and those around her.
Integrity is one of those traits that make you uniquely confident, and you always strive to protect your strong morals.
They say that young women don’t know what integrity is, but I would like to differ. All they’re doing is creating a narrative that gives everyone a chance to express themselves. This is especially important considering that the moral code is incredibly outdated.
They’re re-inventing the meaning of a person of integrity, and we want to know if you’re one of those special women who understand the importance of this quality.
If you lead a life that is in any way similar to the one we’ll be describing, then you may be precisely that. A woman who everyone looks at and immediately considers a saint.
It’s worth mentioning that you may not see these signs in yourself, but someone else may be very aware of all of your qualities! So, let’s look for the signs that you’re a woman of integrity!
14 signs you’re a woman of integrity
1. You own up to your actions
There are too many people in this world who are quick to judge others and point fingers without ever taking responsibility for their actions. It’s an awful thing to witness when you’re ready to own up to your actions.
You don’t see feedback as a bad thing. If anything, you see it as an opportunity to grow and become a better version of yourself.
Others think of criticism as unfavorable, but you know that owning up to your faults and apologizing can only bring something better into the situation. And if you tried defending yourself for no reason, it would make everyone miserable.
You know what you need to change to become a better human being, and you’re ready for that new step in your life. A woman of integrity would never blame someone else for what she did because she realizes that wouldn’t bring anything good into her life.
You’d never sweep a mistake under the rug to save face, especially if the result could be bad for someone else. It’s nothing more than a simple mistake that can probably be fixed. You know that people will respect you more this way than if you were a coward.
2. You respect others’ boundaries
It’s hard if you’re the only person who understands and respects boundaries in your friend group. So when someone tells you that they don’t want to go out or do something that you’re excited about, it makes you sad, but ultimately you respect them.
This is one of the reasons you’re a woman of integrity. You’re able to understand the possible reasons behind someone’s boundaries, and even if you don’t, you still choose to respect it.
If they don’t want to go out, you don’t feel any need to push them harder. You create a safe space where they can come to you and tell you why they don’t feel comfortable going out.
It’s a straightforward example, but it can be used for any situation in which you need to respect someone, their decisions, their wants, and their needs.
You do it without much trouble simply because you know what it feels like to be around people who don’t care about your boundaries. You know how important they are and that regardless of whether they’re your coworker or best friend, you’ll respect them.
3. You’re ready to put the needs of others above your own
In every sphere of our lives, we have to put ourselves first. There are so many instances where we don’t make ourselves a priority, and that always backfires.
But you don’t care about that. You know that God says to take care of others more, so you want to always be there for people in need. So that right there is what makes you a woman of integrity.
You know that it’s easier to be mean and selfish, but it makes you happy to volunteer in your hometown and be the go-to person for people in need. It doesn’t matter what you do; you just know that it means something to someone.
Even your friends know that you’ll always be there for them even if you may have troubles in your personal life right now. They know that your heart has no limits.
Your moral standpoint doesn’t allow you to leave anyone hanging. No matter what, you’ll always find a way to help your local community.
4. People trust you with their deepest secrets
Even in your early days, you knew that a secret is sacred. You felt no need to share someone’s deepest secrets for the sake of a little bit of attention.
You know that it’s not right to talk about something that was entrusted to you in confidence.
That’s precisely why everyone considers you trustworthy. Everyone knows that you would never share such important information with anyone, so they feel free to come to you and ask you for advice.
You sit down with a cup of tea, and you don’t mind talking about their problems for hours. Your friends tell you about their relationship troubles, their health problems, and whatever else is on your heart.
Even if there’s some drama in town that you weren’t aware of, it somehow always ends up as just another story they’re telling you. You know that your morals don’t allow you to spread their words, so even if someone asks about what happened, you just play dumb.
It’s easier to steer the conversation in another direction than to deal with the aftermath of hurting someone deeply.
5. You can forgive with ease
We’re all human beings. Everyone makes mistakes.
It’s hard to go through life and understand your anger. It’s tough to forgive the person you’re mad at. And this goes for a man of integrity as much as it does for a woman.
What we need to understand is that forgiveness shouldn’t be a luxury. If anything, there are so many things that we hold onto without even realizing it.
If you know why someone did you wrong and how you can help them through this challenging time, then go ahead! You’re the type of person who always imagines what it would be like if everyone were more forgiving towards each other.
Holding on to so many grudges can only be bad for your health! So it’s not even a consideration.
If people hurt you, they do so no matter how much anger you bottle up inside of you. You understand that these actions are reflections of their dissatisfaction with their own lives, and have nothing to do with you.
This is precisely why you’re able to let go of grudges so quickly. You refuse to let the past hold you down.
6. You give credit where credit is due
When you’re in a situation where you can take credit for something that you didn’t do, you won’t even think about it. You don’t even have to stop yourself consciously.
You know that your husband made the dinner tonight, so why would you tell your guests that it was your handiwork? And when in the workplace, you never take credit for something that isn’t your idea.
When someone puts the time and effort into doing something, why would you want to take that away from them? Especially if we’re talking about things that could be very important for their career.
You know that it’s not the other person’s fault for having that idea before you. If anything, you should be happy for them. That person will probably bring about ways to resolve issues in your company, which will benefit you in some way, too.
You’re that type of person who will write that they’re using a filter in the description of a picture on social media. Or if someone asks a question, you’ll answer, but you’ll make sure to mention that you read it on Wikipedia.
Some may think that you’re quirky for doing this, but you’re only being honest, and it shows that you’re a woman of integrity!
7. You can move on easily
Some people may believe you’re the type of girl who’s so emotional that she never gets over an ex. But, of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth! On the contrary, you move on quite quickly.
God gives everyone a path they follow through life, and yours leads you away from your ex. This doesn’t make you heartless; it just makes you someone of faith.
Why would you freak out and cry for days because of something that was never meant to work out? You have so much to look forward to in your life. And even if it does hurt, you know that God sends his most brutal battles to his most outstanding soldiers.
This is what keeps you going through life even when you’re scared that nothing will work out as it should. You know that God guides you through all those tough times, and you survive a hundred percent of your toughest days, so you’ll survive again.
You can move on easily because you’re a woman with integrity. Besides the fact that God pulls the strings, you also believe that someone who didn’t respect you enough to love you the way you deserve to be loved shouldn’t be in your life.
There’s someone much more special on your path; you just haven’t met them yet. You’ll meet that person eventually, and you’ll be proud of yourself for letting go of your past.
8. You’re genuinely happy for other people’s success
Your friend got invited to New York Fashion Week! Your sister got a promotion at work! A coworker of yours is pregnant again!
Excellent news like these only makes you happier the more you think about them. It doesn’t matter that it’s not happening to you directly because you’re sure God doesn’t mind making all of his children happy.
You feel genuine happiness for those people because their stories only motivate you to do and be better. If you start entertaining feelings of envy or jealousy, you’ll only become a bitter human being.
That’s not what you want to be because you’re the happiest when everyone around you is happy and fulfilled. Just because someone else is happy doesn’t mean that you won’t get your fair share of good fortune.
People love telling you about the good news in their lives because you openly express your joy. They know your feelings are genuine. You could listen to the success stories of others for days, and that’s exactly what makes you a woman of integrity.
9. You’re the one everyone relies on
People know that a woman of integrity is the best person to go to when they have issues. They rely on you to be their shoulder to cry on, the sunshine after a storm, and so much more.
Regardless of what you’ve gone through in your life or if life treated you well; those people know that you’re their safe haven. If you weren’t, then this would be an entirely different story.
The woman of God that you are will never put someone else in danger with your advice. You know that life isn’t always fair to everyone and that there’s a lot the person is probably not saying.
This is your way to be there for all those who need a support system. You know how hard it is to be alone in a world that keeps bringing you down, and you know it’s not easy handling things when you’re depressed or anxious.
That’s why you’d give everything you can to make someone happy, even if it’s just by giving them space to cry freely.
10. You believe in the power of empathy
Empathy is a very strong tool that can bring you amazing things if you’re able to use it but not let it consume you. Once you start to understand that you’re actually empathizing with people, you could easily start to experience their emotions on a high level.
That’s quite an issue because your emotions can actually paralyze you. When you see someone depressed and crying, you feel the urge to cry your eyes out, too. That’s not helpful to anyone.
But empathy can take you far. It can open roads that you never knew existed. That’s what makes everything so special when you bring just a small amount of empathy into the game.
We can’t just ignore the fact that other people are suffering. So when we’re able to understand their emotions and feel their pain, we can also create a better world for all of us.
You’re strong enough to feel how messed up everything is, yet also realize you cannot ignore it. You’re exactly the type of person who gets things done because you can’t just sit still and watch things happen.
11. You’re very patient
Yes, life is short. However, life is also too precious to spend it being nervous and agitated because of things that you can’t control. It’s impossible to make everyone live at your pace, so you don’t even try.
As a woman of integrity, you’re able to understand that patience is key to a peaceful life. You know when nothing can be done to make things run smoother or faster.
You can’t make people talk or walk faster, you can’t make them decide if they’re not there yet, and you certainly can’t make them talk about things that they’re not ready to face. All you can do is be patient with them. If you feel like they’re wasting your time, then you make it clear to that person.
At this point, you’re a saint amongst men because so many people are unable to be patient and understand why others can’t follow their rhythm.
12. You’re humble
A woman of integrity would never make a huge deal about something that happened in her life because she never knows if another person has it worse. Even if that news is good, you don’t want to share it all over your social media.
You’re a humble person who loves to see other people thrive. Even if you do have something to say, you’ll wait until everyone around the table has said their story.
Perhaps it’s a great promotion at work, but you don’t want to take all the credit because you believe that there’s more at play here. You don’t believe that every person would understand how much excitement you feel, so you’d rather stay silent.
Humbling yourself down can sometimes make you seem insecure, but you’d much rather have that than an air of superiority. Narcissism isn’t a nice accessory to wear, so you keep yourself in check.
There’s always someone out there that you can learn something from, so you’re eager to gather all the information that you can.
13. You’re polite
You never raise your voice. You feel no need to. The world is loud enough as it is and raising your voice won’t improve matters. So it’s easier to just keep your voice steady and face friendly.
A woman of integrity doesn’t mind helping a stranger out with their groceries or helping an old woman cross the street. There’s so much evil in this world that lets you know that you need to double up on your good behavior.
That’s why it’s so important to be polite. You know that it would be easier to yell and shout at times, but a woman with integrity doesn’t act that way. You can experience your emotions without making someone else cry in the process.
If you feel like people are taking advantage of your kind and caring soul, then you simply walk away from it. You don’t need to waste your energy on being polite to someone who clearly doesn’t deserve it.
At one point, politeness and tact became like second nature to you.
14. You respect opinions that don’t align with yours
It’s so easy to get riled up these days. People tend to yell at each other for no apparent reason and get offended by anything and everything!
When you look at it like that, you know that you’re not going to find a world you fit into completely. However, you also know that life would be boring without all those different opinions out there.
You keep an open mind while also staying true to your opinions and morals. You know what you stand for and how you got to the point to where you’re at right now.
That doesn’t deter you from reaching out to people with differing opinions and backgrounds. If you meet someone whose belief system doesn’t alight with yours, you see it as an opportunity to grow and become so much closer to God.
Everyone has a story to tell, and as a woman of integrity, you’re willing to listen to the blessings that God has bestowed on them. Your open mind is a gift, so you refrain from arguing with people whose opinions don’t align with yours.
You choose to listen to them, understand them, and learn from them. They weren’t brought onto your path by accident but rather to convey a message to you. So listen carefully! Because you may have to teach this lesson to others, too.