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The h-factor – honesty-humility in the HEXACO six-factor model of personality

This article in Psychology Today outlines the movement from the Big Five model of personality to the six-factor HEXACO model through the introduction of Honesty-Humility as a sixth factor. Honesty works with humility (another Moral asset in the Principled Innovation framework) to affect others’ perspectives of our integrity. As the “Honesty or Humility” video above argues, a strong H-factor is essential for making positive changes within organizations.


   10 minutes

   By: Psychology Today

   Educator-prep | Leader-prep

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Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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