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Conversation Questions

Honesty and Truthfulness

  • What is the definition of honesty?
  • What do we mean when we say a person is honest?
  • Why is honesty important?
  • Why is honesty so difficult at times?
  • When is honesty difficult?
  • What is the opposite of honesty?
  • Why is it good to be honest?
  • Why is dishonesty not good?
  • Is there a difference between honesty and truthfulness?
  • Is there a different between dishonesty and lying?
  • When have you been honest?
  • When have you been dishonest?
  • At what times do you appreciate people being honest with you?
  • When have you had times when people have been dishonest with you?
  • How do feel when you have been dishonest with someone?
  • How do you feel when someone has been dishonest with you?
  • Who have you been honest with?
  • How can you be honest and not hurt someone?
  • Is it ever all right to give only a partial truth?
  • When might it be all right to give only a partial truth?
  • When might it be kind more to be completely honest with someone?
  • Are there people that you do not trust?
  • How can you tell when people are being dishonest with you?
  • How can people tell if you have been dishonest with them?
  • What kind of problems does dishonesty cause?
  • What are some common situations when people are sometimes dishonest?
  • Is dishonesty every justifiable?

Truthfulness

  • What is truthfulness?
  • What do we mean when we say that a person if truthful?
  • Why is it important to be truthful?
  • Are you always truthful?
  • What problems do you encounter when you are not truthful?
  • How can you tell when people are being truthful with you?
  • How do people act when they are untruthful?
  • How do you feel when people have been untruthful with you?
  • How do you feel when you have been untruthful to others?
  • What is a half truth?
  • When have you told a half truth?
  • Is a half truth really being truthful?
  • What is a misleading truth?
  • When have you heard a misleading truth?
  • What professions are sometimes accused of giving misleading or half-truths?
  • How can you tell when someone is not telling you the whole truth?
  • What are some situations when telling a partial truth might be OK?
  • When are times when it might be kinder to tell a partial truth to someone?
  • What is the different between telling a partial truth and lying?
  • How do you know when to trust someone?
  • What do you do if you are in a biracial relationship and you have moved in together, and you find out that your boyfriend hasn’t told his best friend you are black or white?