STOP AND THINK – Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has. (Alphonse Karr, 19th century French critic and writer)
The first might be called reputation, what others think of you. The third is how you might judge yourself. But the second is the most important—what you really are in terms of integrity, honesty, and genuineness. If you truly are genuine, it will show, your reputation will be noted, and you can have a sense of well-being.
I know my God that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. (1 Chronicles 29:17)