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Is there a difference between honesty and truthfulness?

Asked by anantharaman, 18 Jan '09 12:16 pm
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They are closely related. However, honesty is a broader concept........ Truthfulness means that you tell the truth when asked. .......Honesty means that you act fairly as well such as not stealing or cheating in an exam..............If you cheated in an exam and told people, you would be truthful but not honest. ............Generally, people who do not act fairly lie in order to cover it up so a distinction is not necessary...................
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 18 Jan '09 12:19 pm

 
  
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The one who is honest is also truthful and one who is truthful is also honest.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 18 Jan '09 12:48 pm

 
  
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There exists some difference between the two as one cannot be honest and truthful simultaneously.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 18 Jan '09 12:18 pm

 
  
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Truthfulness means speaking of what a person knows without hiding any information. Honest covers a great arena.

(Archaic) Chastity, honour, straightforwardness.

Moral or ethical strength.

A truthful person may not care about chastity, but an honest person is required to be such. So is the case
with honour and straightforwardness.

http://www.yourdictionary.com/honesty
Answered by DRSiva, 18 Jan '09 03:34 pm

 
  
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Truthfulness is stating facts but honesty is an attitude.
Answered by gem mina, 18 Jan '09 03:11 pm

 
  
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I think there is no difference.
Answered by peekay first, 18 Jan '09 12:29 pm

 
  
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Honesty in one's thoughts and actions and truthfulness in one's words.
Answered by magi, 18 Jan '09 12:27 pm

 
  
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Honesty is the Trust to be maintained ,Truthfulness is the attitude as per the situation required.Sometimes remaining quiet is required than being 100% truthful.
Answered by Rachana, 18 Jan '09 12:22 pm

 
  
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A honest Person is truthfull. A truth full person need not be Honest
Answered by Sudarshan.CRV, 18 Jan '09 12:19 pm

 
  
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Honesty is an attitude.. truthful..isnt
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 18 Jan '09 12:18 pm

 
  
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