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MEANING OF TRUTHFULNESS

Truthfulness is a quality that is exhibited by  a person who tells the truth all the time even if it will put him or her in trouble. A truthful person is an honest person.

 

ATTRIBUTES OF TRUTHFULNESS

Some of the attributes of truthfulness are

  1. Avoiding lies
  2. Standing by the truth always, even if such truth will hurt you.
  3. Dealing with people not in a cunning or crafty manner

 

ATTRIBUTES OF FAIRPLAY

The characteristics of people who practise fair play are

  1. Honesty
  2. Reliability
  3. Not being nepotic
  4. Straight forwardness in dealing with others
  5. Wanting the best for their organization/community/family

 

EVALUATION

1. List four features of a person of a fair play

2. State thee rewards of truthfulness

 

GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISION QUESTION

  1. Define truthfulness
  2. State four attributes of truthfulness
  3. Highlight three factors that cause people to tell lies
  4. List four consequences of not being truthful
  5. What is fair-play?

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT  – SECTION A

  1. ____ is a term used when players in a game or business play according to the rules without cheating.
  2. hardwork B. co-operation           C. obedience   . D. fair play
  3. One of the following is NOT an attribute of fair play.
  4. reliability B. not being nepotic C. truthfulness D. cleverness
  5. The following are the factors that cause people to tell lies except
  6. to deceive B.To cover up a bad behavior C. To cover up misdeeds      D. to become popular
  7. The attributes of a fruitful person are the following except A. avoiding lies B. Not covering evil         deeds   C, standing by the truth always          D. Reading the minds of people
  8. Which of the following is NOT a reward of being truthful? A. Clear consciences B. Receiving awards from reputable bodies C. inability to occupy a position of trust D. receiving trust worthy accommodation.

 

SECTION B

  1. Describe the consequences of not being truthful
  2. Explain the meaning of fairplay and outline three characteristics of a person of fairplay

 

See also

TYPES OF OCCUPATION

FACTORS OF PRODUCTION

THE CLERICAL STAFF

THE OFFICE

RIGHT ATTITUDE TO WORK

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