Learn how to tell if someone is an honest person!
In today’s video, we’re going to be taking a look at some revealing traits of genuinely honest people!
By watching today’s video you’ll learn some tips on how to tell genuine, honest people with integrity apart from those fake people who are simply using you.
Perhaps you’re interested in figuring out how much of an honest person you are?
Would you rate yourself highly out of 10?
If you want to become a more honest person then learning some of these traits is a good place to start.
The full transcript of this video is available below.
Traits of honest people
Did you know there was once a famous scientific study that allowed people to rate themselves on a scale of 0 to ten. They had to rate themselves on how honest they actually thought they were.
In this study, after analysing people’s scores afterwards, they realized that people were slightly more selfish than they would like to admit.
Therefore they rated themselves a lot higher on the scale so that they felt more comfortable with themselves naturally.
A lot of us can be quite dishonest on a daily basis.
Another study of 40 people, says that they lie at least once a day.
However, let me install some positivity here. There are still some genuine people out there and they are genuinely honest.
If you want to know, if you are that person or you have found someone that has the traits of genuine honesty, don’t move an inch.
My name’s Anna, stay tuned.
They can own up to their mistakes quickly
They can own up to their mistakes pretty quickly. We all make mistakes from time to time. You know what it’s such a horrible feeling knowing that we’ve done something wrong, we’ve upset someone, we’ve broken something and we have to admit it to ourselves and to them.
We have to take full responsibility for those actions and apologise and clear the air. It is the biggest act of honesty there is an honest person. Deep down they want to build that integrity bridge even if it means they have to expose themselves for some awful wrongdoing.
The awkward feeling inside of them makes them want to swallow their ego and be very authentic.
Offer an apology and it’s not easy to do this so we all understand.
If someone is able to really own up for something they did wrong without blaming someone else and pretty quickly they are most definitely a genuinely honest person.
They don’t have time to be popular
An honest person is someone that doesn’t spend a lot of time on social media and when I say this, they might stalk but they aren’t part of the whole selfie culture.
They have limited interest in being the most attractive person in the room and they really don’t care to be idolized as a celebrity either.
They don’t want anything that is going to give them a form of let’s say popularity. A genuine honest person is focused solely on their own self-growth and their self-development. They want to be a worthy person and they feel deep down kind of ashamed if they don’t work hard for something.
They are okay with some people not liking them
Being a naturally honest person means that you do have to speak up for people that don’t have a voice. Some people don’t like that you also have to own up to your own mistakes and sometimes that means you can be exposing a mass of people.
You can expect that not every genuine person is actually like for example let’s say Greta Thunberg like she’s doing some amazing stuff, she’s very honest about the effects of Global Warming. Her opinion is on how the environmental situation is nowhere near as good as it could be.
Therefore she is pretty honest and has built a thicker skin for that defence mechanism to cast away those negative people.
She has accepted that not everyone is going to like her but you know what she doesn’t care.
She doesn’t hold back, she still does what she needs to do because the project at cause is a lot bigger than people moaning about her on the internet. Someone that is honest cares about being integral to themselves and their values.
They have strong beliefs
These people have pretty strong beliefs, a genuinely honest person is someone that will speak up for the integrity of someone else and themselves even if it means causing disruption.
Going against the grain, the inner thought process is to be fully authentic to care for those around them therefore they can’t just do something that they don’t believe in.
They have very high standards of themselves and those around them. You can expect these types of people to actually leave a job when they realise a boss is being rude and manipulating themselves or those around them.
They aren’t the type of people to work a job where they don’t believe in the ethics of the company and they value people’s integrity as opposed to their financial earnings. You can expect these types of people to speak up and have conversations for those that don’t have a voice.
For example if someone is making a joke at the expense of someone’s feelings in a group situation, the strong honest person will be like, “hey man like that’s not a nice thing to say please shut up”.
They are amazing friends
They are amazing brilliant friends and the honest person really do not have that many surface-level relationships because everyone in their life is very close, very honest and obviously they don’t want to hurt their friend’s feelings.
When it’s needed, when people do ask for an honest opinion that friend will be like “hey this is my opinion are you ready for it”.
They are not the type of friend to talk about you behind your back. If they have a problem it’s kind of a face-to-face sort of situation.
This type of person is a friend that is there for you, they keep your chin up, they will call you out when you’re doing something wrong so that you are being integral to your own self.
They don’t sugar coat things
You probably guessed it, they are not the type of people to sugarcoat something. An honest person may sometimes come across as rude but that’s only until you understand their actual thought process.
They are genuine, they stand up for their strong beliefs and they make sure those around them that have bad energy, who are negative and display toxic behavior are called out.
Now, this type of person is someone that does not like to make someone else feel good. Sometimes you may notice this person is that type of person in the friend group that doesn’t really talk much but when you ask for an opinion whoa you get like a whole mouthful.
It’s as if you have been shot down with their humble opinion. They will not sugarcoat what they have to say because well you asked for an honest opinion. You’re gonna get that very thing that you asked for.
Their voice is always at a consistent level
This person’s voice is always at a consistent level. Did you know that people that are very bad at lying usually use very loud voices? And change their pitch ever so slightly? So up and then down in order to deceive those around them.
It’s a way of establishing power out of defence. Obviously, an honest person is not going to be changing their voice.
Changing the volume on the pitch, they keep their voice exactly the same tonality. If they aren’t lying they don’t have to over manipulate their volume and pitch. Just to make you believe they’re right.
They don’t use much profanity
This person’s very calm in arguments as well these types of people well they don’t use much profanity. There was once a study that said that those that swear often are perceived to be more intellectual.
However, an honest and genuine person is still sincere but they actually swear a lot less than the average person. They don’t feel the need to have this emphasis on taboo words to convince someone of what they are saying. Or to cause a mass effect when they are talking because they just say what they need to say.
They’re honest and they aren’t really too bothered about the outcome because they’re feeling pretty calm with their integrity.
They never use these words or phrases
This is interesting, they never actually say these exact words or phrases.
I’m telling you the truth
Or they say to tell you the truth
I’m not lying to you
You’re my favourite.
I’m being honest, someone that has to use these phrases in sentences is someone that has to emphasise what they are saying is true. Therefore they don’t really have to make their statements stand out. With these types of phrases, it actually discredits the honesty of a person talking.
If they do use these phrases, this type of person uses lots of hand gestures as they speak.
They use gestures as they speak
Someone that is lying or making something up on the spot can be seen to use hand gestures and body movements after they have actually said the thing they wanted to say or the lie.
In comparison to an honest person, they gesture throughout their talking. They are using their hand gestures as a way to emphasise what they are saying. They’re being very truthful.
Also did you know that the blinking rate of an honest person is a lot calmer and normal?
When someone is lying you are going to see that they are blinking a lot.
It is said that your brain is trying to process many different things at once when you are lying. They’re trying to think of the fact and then overcompensate. Then they think of a story and it gets a whole lot of crazy up inside the brain.
That means your brain’s over-processed so check out how much someone blinks in a conversation. If it’s not many they could possibly be micro sleeping or they are honest.
Honest people do not use filler words in their sentences. A genuinely honest person is happy to just get straight to the point. To deliver the facts, deliver the opinions and then end it.
Anything beyond this would be considered filler words. Or extra stories in order to really dramatize their lies and their deceitfulness.
They literally just want to say, here’s the truth.
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