List of Core Values
Knowing your core values can serve as a kind of compass to guide you in making decisions, help shape what is most important in your life, and even explain why you see the world a particular way.
Knowing your values can also help you navigate challenging and ambiguous situations more effectively. When you are clear about your values, you can make decisions with greater confidence and clarity, and you are less likely to be swayed by external pressures or the opinions of others.
This is the list I use in my practice. It's based on research, but is not an exhaustive list. If you find a different word resonates that's not on the list—go ahead and use it!
It is important for me to work hard, challenge myself and be the best.
It is important for me to be accepted by others and to feel included.
Concern for the Environment
It is important for me to protect and preserve the environment.
Concern for Others
The well-being of others, and helping others, is important to me.
It is important for me to have new ideas, create new things, or be creatively expressive.
It is important for me to be financially successful.
Health and Activity
It is important for me to be healthy and physically active.
It is important for me to be humble and modest about my accomplishments.
It is important for me to have a sense of autonomy with my decisions and actions.
It is important for me to meet the expectations of my family, social group, team, or organization.
It is important for me to use logic and data to understand and solve problems.
It is important for me to have time alone.
It is important for me to be dependable, trustworthy, and maximize potential.
It is important for me to have spiritual beliefs and act accordingly.