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  1. 1. Trustworthiness Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class
  2. 2. Trustworthiness <ul><li>Trustworthiness is a human quality and virtue. </li></ul><ul><li>The virtue of being worth of trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Trustworthiness: enable others to believe in us and to rely on us without reservation or fear. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question <ul><li>Do you consider yourself a trustworthy person? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the circumstances that make you loose trust in a person? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trustworthiness <ul><li>Trustworthiness is achieved by developing values. </li></ul><ul><li>A value or quality is something humans beings consider extremely important and desirable. </li></ul><ul><li>The following values or qualities help us develop trustworthiness: honesty, integrity, reliability, and loyalty. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question <ul><li>What value or values do you consider important? Why do you consider them important? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Honesty <ul><li>Honesty is a value that helps us convey the truth as best as we know it. </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty help us avoid communication that is misleading or deceiving. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question <ul><li>Why do you think people choose to be dishonest? </li></ul><ul><li>What consequences can dishonesty create in a person’s life? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Honesty <ul><li>There are different ways to build honesty, these are: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Truthfulness </li></ul><ul><li>B. Sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>C. Candor </li></ul>
  9. 9. Truthfulness <ul><li>Truthfulness is: the obligation to speak what we know is true. </li></ul><ul><li>Truthfulness is: the intent (aim) to speak or convey the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Half-truths are a way to deceived someone by mixing something true with something that is not true. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question <ul><li>What are some of the most common half-truth teenagers or adults use to get out of trouble? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sincerity <ul><li>Sincerity is the commitment of an individual to be truthful. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: A person makes a habit to avoid statements or actions that are misleading. </li></ul><ul><li>People that are not sincere, rely on lying and falsehood in their relationship and interaction with others. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Question <ul><li>What is the connection between crime and dishonesty? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Candor <ul><li>The ability to be straightforward. </li></ul><ul><li>What you see is what you get, type of person. </li></ul><ul><li>A person that is not afraid to speak the truth or demand the truth. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question <ul><li>Who are the people in your life that you consider to be straight forward? </li></ul><ul><li>There are people that tell you what you want to hear and there are others that tell you what you need to hear. Which of these two would you prefer? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Honesty <ul><li>Truthfulness, sincerity and candor require that a person be honest in words and in conduct. </li></ul><ul><li>An honest person will not steal, cheat, commit fraud, or trickery, because these actions are dishonest in themselves, are anti-values. </li></ul><ul><li>A dishonest person deceives in order to take advantage of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Dishonesty is a violation of trust, justice, and truth. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Question <ul><li>Have you or anyone you know been taken advantage by a dishonest person? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you do something dishonest if offered $50 million dollars? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Integrity <ul><li>The word integrity comes from the word integer, meaning “wholeness” </li></ul><ul><li>A person that has integrity is a person that makes sound decisions from situation to situation. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Integrity <ul><li>A person of integrity is a person that does not compromise his or her values in order to achieve a purpose or obtain a benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>A person of integrity is the same in public or alone. This is called character. </li></ul><ul><li>People of integrity are admired and trusted because of their resolve, inner strength and transparency. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question <ul><li>How you ever been tempted to behave in a different way when you are alone? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think is possible to behave the same way in private as we do in public? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Integrity <ul><li>To develop integrity a person has to develop: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Self-knowledge (knowledge of self) </li></ul><ul><li>B. Self-Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>(The ability to reason) </li></ul><ul><li>C. Self-Control </li></ul><ul><li>(The ability to control one’s desires and impulses) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Question <ul><li>Who are the people in your life that you know practice what they preach? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the characteristics of the people in your life that live a life of integrity? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think you have control over your impulses or do your impulses have control of you? </li></ul>
  22. 22. The four enemies of integrity <ul><li>Integrity can be destroyed by the following behaviors: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Self-interest </li></ul><ul><li>(things we want) </li></ul><ul><li>B. Selfishness </li></ul><ul><li>(things we don’t want to share) </li></ul><ul><li>C. Self-deception </li></ul><ul><li>(A refusal to accept the truth, playing mind games) </li></ul><ul><li>D. Self-righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>(Doing what I think is right instead of doing what is right) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Question <ul><li>Why do people often choose to do what they think is right instead of doing what they know is right? </li></ul>
  24. 24. The End <ul><li>Prayer to the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit , my light, my life, my love, my strength, be with me now, and always: in all my doubts, perplexities and trials, come, Holy Spirit; in hours of loneliness, weariness and grief, come, Holy Spirit; in failure and in loss, in disappointment, come, Holy Spirit; when others fail me, when I fail myself, come, Holy Spirit; when I am ill, unable to work, depressed, come, Holy Spirit; now, and forever, and in all things, come, Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>For more presentations visit: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>