According to WikiDiff, “As nouns the difference between integrity and authenticity. is that integrity is steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code while authenticity is the quality of being genuine or not corrupt from the original. “
The definition of authenticity according to WikiDiff is below as compared to the definition of integrity given previously.
- The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
- I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
- Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
- The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
- (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).
So, integrity is the active pursuit of one’s self-beliefs and making the choice to uphold them. Being authentic is being true to yourself…being you.
I thought it was worth sharing this as I went through some discernment in selecting my Word for 2021. I decided on integrity because I felt the need to review my mission and look at who I am and who I want to be…. who knows but it is looking like authentic might be the 2022 word?