This honesty test measures character traits that include truthfulness, integrity and straightforwardness, in both speech and conduct. This means being trustworthy, sincere and fair, especially when it's not easy, but also exhibit adherence to the empirical facts rather than anecdotal evidence.
Honesty assessment in this quiz is done in the form of a reliable questionnaire backed by statistical data designed to measure your moral and intellectual integrity in many different situations. As in all our character and personality tests, the bar is set very high. Most people don't have the luxury nor discipline to be honest all of the time, and that's alright.
To achieve the most accurate results, it’s best to answer every question based on how you conducted yourself in the past rather than how you believe you would act in the future. This questionnaire includes accurate honesty statistics on both global and regional scale. You can clearly see how truthful you are compared to everyone else who did this same honesty questionnaire in the past twelve months, simply by comparing your stats to the average. In a sense you could call it a honesty calculator, except that your position to the average score is what really matters.
Unlike most online honesty tests and quizzes, this one is designed to compare you to the population in your region as well. It’s a more organic way of finding out how well you do, rather than relying on some score number alone. Expanded regional statistics can be viewed on the records page of this site.
More literature on honesty as a character trait can be found here. If you ever asked yourself a question like, how honest am I, it already means you care about it as a virtue. You don’t have to be totally immune to lying to be honest. Everyone lies from time to time. In fact, one study showed that people lie twice a day on average, and another one showed that liars in particular have higher intelligence and creativity. This doesn’t mean you should lie and be dishonest however, because lying itself has many negatives that follow it. Honesty is very important in the majority of the workplace, in the military and in science. Honest employees are considered more accountable and more reliable than others. Today all sorts of testing is used to identify people likely to cheat, lie, steal, quit, or fight in the workplace. In addition to mentioned character traits tested in this honesty questionnaire, candidness and responsibility are also evaluated in some amount.
Another thing to keep in mind is that telling the truth is not the same as caring for the truth. One involves truthfulness, and the other involves veracity, both of which are assessed in this quiz and our honesty statistics. This personality test uses questions that test all aspects of this complex character trait. For more accurate evaluation, you should answer these questions based on how you acted in the past, rather than how you would behave in the future.
It’s important to understand the consequences of both sides of this coin. On one hand saying the truth can be damaging depending on the situation. But saying the truth pays off in the long run even when it’s damaging in the moment. It builds a strong inner personality over time, it solidifies confidence and lowers the general feeling of guilt in all its forms. Honest people have an easier time being themselves simply because they don’t have to pretend to be something they’re not, they don’t have to memorize the lies they’ve told, or behave in accordance with those lies and most importantly they don’t have to hide who they are.
Of course lying out of compassion for someone else is not the same as lying out of fear, or lying for the personal gain or malicious intent.