Wise Affirmations/Intellectual honesty

Intellectual honesty combines good faith with a primary motivation toward seeking true beliefs.

Overcome deception to attain intellectual honesty.

Intellectual honesty is honesty in the acquisition, analysis, and transmission of ideas. A person is being intellectually honest when he or she, knowing the truth, states that truth. Intellectual honesty pertains to any communication intended to inform or persuade.

These affirmations are derived from materials in the course on intellectual honesty.

Affirmations edit

Select affirmations from this list and repeat them often and in the moment, either silently or out loud, as appropriate. Address each affirmation to yourself.

You are intellectually honest.

You communicate in good faith.

You seek true beliefs.

You do not deceive.

You advance no falsehoods.

You speak candidly.

You recognize the importance of intellectual honesty.

You expect intellectual honesty.

You are honest.

You are tolerant.

You are humble.

You are consistent.

You are civil.

You find the facts.

You face facts.

You evaluate evidence.

You think scientifically.

You recognize fallacies.

You eliminate fallacies.

You seek true beliefs.

You know how you know.

You increase respect.

You seek insights.

You practice dialogue.

You find common ground.

You transcend conflict.

You overcome obstacles.

You dismiss dishonesty.

Your beliefs are well-founded.

You live in the real world.

You live in this world.

You seek real good.