Character is what you are made of. Shows who you really are. You can fake a lot of things but your character will always reveal itself.
It surprises me when someone behaves one way and speaks in another. Recently from Seth Godin posted in his blog speaking about 2 ways to listen, “You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.”
Be mindful of what people are telling you with your ears and eyes. But be even more careful with yourself and make effort to be vigilant to be of good character.