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Personal values list



Knowing what our personal values are helps us to understand what motivates and fulfils us, and therefore can guide our behaviours, decisions and actions to be aligned with who we really are. I like to think of them as our personal code of conduct.


It can also help us reach our goals. Research demonstrates that when we know what our values are and design our goals with them in mind, it sparks higher levels of motivation and effort to achieve them.


I’ve collected a list of values and added them below. It’s by no means exhaustive, but can be a great starting point when you’re ready to determine your own. The idea is to eventually get them down to 5-6, which, in my experience, can take quite some time!


Start by combining those that are similar and choosing the word that resonates with you best. For example, achievement and accomplishment are similar but do have slightly different nuances, but which one feels more like you?


Then you can review them with the following questions:

  • What motivates you?

  • What fulfils you?

  • What must you have in your life?

  • What do you often say about yourself?

  • What about you drives others crazy?!


So, which values do you think apply to you?!


P.S. My values are empathy, integrity, fairness, generosity, kindness, authenticity, support and professionalism 😉

Accomplishment

Energy

Originality

Achievement

Enjoyment

Passion

Adventure

Equality

Patience

Ambition

Ethical

Peace

Ambition

Excellence

Performance

Authenticity

Fairness

Persistence

Authority

Faith

Playfulness

Autonomy

Fame

Pleasure

Awareness

Family

Poise

Balance

Fearless

Popularity

Beauty

Focus

Power

Boldness

Freedom

Professionalism

Bravery

Friendships

Purpose

Brilliance

Fun

Quality

Capable

Generosity

Recognition

Careful

Giving

Religion

Challenge

Gratitude

Reputation

Citizenship

Growth

Respect

Commitment

Happiness

Responsibility

Communication

Hard work

Security

Community

Health

Self-Respect

Compassion

Honesty

Service

Competency

Humility

Simplicity

Confidence

Humor

Sincerity

Connection

Imagination

Spirituality

Consciousness

Independence

Stability

Contribution

Influence

Status

Cooperation

Inner Harmony

Structure

Courage

Innovation

Success

Creation

Insightful

Support

Creativity

Integrity

Sustainability

Credibility

Intuitive

Teamwork

Curiosity

Joy

Thoughtfulness

Decisive

Justice

Tolerance

Dedication

Kindness

Transparency

Dependability

Knowledge

Trustworthiness

Determination

Leadership

Understanding

Development

Learning

Uniqueness

Discipline

Love

Vitality

Discovery

Loyalty

Wealth

Drive

Meaningful Work

Wisdom

Effectiveness

Openness

Wonder

Efficiency

Optimism


Empathy

Order



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