Be honest with yourself and others, especially with yourself. I used to work with a guy that was known for his dishonesty. The phrase that marked his life was “Deny, deny, deny, until you die.” It did by and large keep him out of trouble but at a terrible cost. No one could trust a word that came out of his mouth. How can you get close to someone when you are constantly question the truth and validity of what they have said? How can you get to know such a person, the only level you can know such a person is that they are not going to be truthful and if anything goes wrong they will be the last to take the blame so you stay clear of them. I was unfortunately his supervisor and the biggest problem was no one wanted to work with him, they didn’t feel safe in his company, and they had good cause for that. He managed to bring down many others and there was no support from the hierarchy, to deal with him, so he was allowed to create havoc. He is not been the first person of this type I have come across and surprisingly I find it to be more acceptable in current business to leave these individuals, rather than tackle them head on. The problem is that by not doing so business suffers, other staff begin to feel the effects and customers and clients lose confidence in the business. Honesty is said to be the best policy. Being honest with others and yourself can be challenging. Dishonesty can lead to denial as you start to believe your own story, with that comes a curdling hidden stress that saps away energy and happiness. Self-acceptance is important, self-honesty with others keeps life simpler and makes it easier to avoid the people who just categorically don't like you for your views or some other thing about you. It builds trust when you're honest with others. It builds confidence when you're honest with yourself.