Integrity: Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reason

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Drawing on her clinical practice and pioneering efforts in workaholism Dr Killinger describes the personality traits and psychological, philosophical, historical, and familial influences that help develop and maintain integrity. She also looks at how integrity is undermined and lost as a result of obsession, narcissism, and workaholism. Richly illustrated with personal stories, Integrity offers a positive "how to" perspective on safeguarding personal and professional integrity and on encouraging our children to ...

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Overview

Drawing on her clinical practice and pioneering efforts in workaholism Dr Killinger describes the personality traits and psychological, philosophical, historical, and familial influences that help develop and maintain integrity. She also looks at how integrity is undermined and lost as a result of obsession, narcissism, and workaholism. Richly illustrated with personal stories, Integrity offers a positive "how to" perspective on safeguarding personal and professional integrity and on encouraging our children to develop this vital character trait. Killinger concludes that integrity is not possible without compassion and makes it clear that doing the right thing includes doing it for the right reason.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773532878
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 1,421,563
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Killinger is a clinical psychologist and the author of the international bestseller Workaholics: The Respectable Addicts, and The Balancing Act: Rediscovering Your Feelings. She lives in Toronto.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 3

Part 1 What is Integrity and How Does it Develop?

1 Integrity in a Dishonest World 9

2 Developing the Key Character Traits of Integrity 24

3 A Philosophical Look at Integrity 45

Part 2 Why do People Lose Their Integrity?

4 The Enemies of Integrity 61

5 Obsession: A Major Threat to Integrity 76

6 Why Workaholics Lose Their Integrity 93

7 The Corruption of Character 109

8 Dishonesty and Wilfulness 126

Part 3 Keeping Integrity Healthy

9 Freeing Ourselves from Temptation 143

10 Integrity is Our Choice 158

11 Safeguarding Integrity 176

Integrity: A Personal Quiz 195

Bibliography 197

Index 201

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