To clarify the Sartrean sense of the term used here: facticity is the part of a human that cannot be changed; it is the things he or she has done in the past, that are an indelible part of memory and public appearance. It is the "being" in Being and Nothingness. Facticity is balanced by transcendence, the ability of a human to change his or her self through an act of will. In order to face reality and take full responsibility, one must give due attention to both facticity and transcendence. Ignoring either one causes one to fall into bad faith.