Learn English – “Integrity” vs. “honesty”—what’s the difference


In what situations would you say that someone "has integrity" as opposed to "behaves with honesty"?

For instance, if an employee is meticulous about reporting his hours, does he have integrity or is he honest? (He's probably both—but which one fits better?)

Best Answer

Integrity is about conduct; honesty is about adherence to the facts. The person who without fail submits his timesheet every week, seeking clarification if unsure how to charge some time, is acting with integrity. He is probably also acting with honesty, ensuring that the numbers he reports are correct.