Qualities To Look For In A Partner: Integrity
One of the basic things we need to look for when choosing a partner for ourselves, is integrity. This should be considered before taking the relationship to the next level of commitment. Without integrity the relationship will probably be frustrating, dissatisfying and even unhealthy.Trust and respect are crucial factors in any relationship. The foundation of trust and respect is integrity. If that foundation of integrity is flawed or weak, it is impossible build the necessary trust required to maintain successful, positive relationships.
When meeting new members for our Corporate Dating and Professional Dating service we ask that singles make sure that they too have the qualities that they desire to see in a life partner. If we don’t possess these qualities ourselves, how can we expect the same from our partner? The elements that we highlight when interviewing members for our Dating Service do not air on the superficial aspects of a person but rather what we see such as beautiful eyes. There are more important charactistics that lie beyond appearance, which is necessary for a relationship to stand the test of time.
Integrity is the first and the foremost requirement for any successful and long lasting relationship. Without it there just wouldn’t be a relationship worth pursuing and investing in. So, let’s take a look at integrity in detail and see why it is given so much importance in any relationship.
What is Integrity?
According to Wikipedia: Integrity stems from the Latin adjective integer, which in this context means “whole and complete” and is derived from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. Those having integrity would be judged on the extent to which they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.Synonyms: honest, upright, sincere, unimpaired, etc. Antonyms: dishonest, deceitful, immoral, untrustworthy, etc.Without integrity NOTHING works. The meaning of the word ‘integrity’ is ‘whole and complete.’ If it is out of integrity it means it is dis-integrated, therefore it cannot work. So what has this got to do with us? You may even say if we disintegrate we die. Well, not so drastic, anyway. Our body is intact but our character and who we are perceived to be, therefore our success in any undertaking including relationships is at stake.
Integrity can be developed by improving and building the following characteristics such as:
- Self esteem.
- Character strength.
- Responsibility and reliability.
- Frankness and openness.
- Courage showing your convictions.
While showing these attributes you should also,
- Identify your core values.
- Analyse your behaviour.
- Practice changing your behaviour where it’s needed.
- Enlist the help of friends or a life coach.
There are many people who have problematic relationships. It’s always a good idea to have a deeper look at what you need tochange so that you can improve your relationship satisfaction factor.Our matchmaker services can help you take a deeper look at your past relationship patterns and help you analyse and decide what needs to change so that your future relationsips can be a success with the help of a Professional Dating Service.Be it dating For Professionals, Corporate Dating or Professional Dating, we make your relationship work perfectly by helping you and guiding you throughout the entire process of dating and meeting someone new.In closing, here is a quote from Barbara De Angelis–‘Living with integrity means:- not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.’