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The virtue of integrity serves as a guiding light that shapes decisions, actions, and interactions in ways that promote authenticity, trust, accountability, and a sense of shared values. Analyse.

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

7. The virtue of integrity serves as a guiding light that shapes decisions, actions, and interactions in ways that promote authenticity, trust, accountability, and a sense of shared values. Analyse. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Conceptual Tuesdays’ in Mission-2024 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how integrity influences personal growth, ethical conduct, and the overall welfare of individuals and society.

Directive:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start the answer by defining integrity.

Body:

Write about and explain how integrity fosters personal growth by promoting self-awareness, accountability, and consistency between one’s values and actions. Discuss the role of integrity in ethical behaviour, emphasizing how it cultivates honesty, trustworthiness, and respect for others.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.