Show-Me 4-H’ers Character Module 3 The Six Pillars of Character. PILLAR ONE. Trustworthiness. Even Small Lies and Deceptions Can Topple Towers of Trust.
The Six Pillars of Character
Towers of trust are built stone by stone, yet no tower is so tall or so strong that it can stand when lies and deceptions undermine the stones at its base.
Integrity is moral wholeness demonstrated by a consistency of:
What is wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Be forthright and candid.
Be sneaky, tricky or deceptive.
Thank you for caring
White lies often look very different from the perspective of the person lied to.
Upon learning of the lie, would the person lied to thank you for caring, or feel manipulated or betrayed?
Reliability & Promise-Keeping
Responsibility requires you to recognize that what you do — and what you don’t do — matters.
Fairness is concerned with actions, processes, and consequences that are morally right, honorable and equitable.
1. Fair Notice
3. Gathering of the Facts
4. Fair Hearing
Results — what we decide, the substance of the decision.