My working definition of Integrity is doing what you say you are going to do, even when no one is looking.
Just when I think I’ve got it down and my force field is up, someone starts kicking it. Like kicking the tires on a car to assess it.
Kicking the tires of a car tells you nothing, it only shows that the kicker doesn’t know what they’re doing.
I’m going to maintain my Integrity and keep building up my force field. It’s not a wall, it’s layers of protection built of lessons learned. Each new lesson gives me another layer. Another layer between me and you. The world. Another question I ask to determine if you’re genuine. Another deal breaker, if you do this, I don’t want you around. I don’t want you around to test my Integrity. Because it’s hard.