Integrity and loyalty are the personality values that I think of as most important, and consider them to be described well as in ``one who, having made a promise, will not go back on it even if it turns out to be to their own disadvantage'' [Psalm 15:4]. Of course, those who work this way are taking on a burden of responsibility. This could also be seen as a description of uncompromisability.
Integrity includes, but is not limited to, taking up the load of making what you do correspond well with what you've said you'll do -- the basis on which other people can plan their actions involving you.
This is a most important attribute in a friend -- someone who is a companion only while it suits them is not really what I'd call a friend at all. Thus, I value loyalty over warmth, for example.
``Values'' is a new area of my web pages; some of these pages are simply stubs to mark what should subsequently appear there.
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