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Values - Internal Influences

Google Definition:
1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of
“you support is of great value”
synonyms: worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit
2. a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.
“they internalize their parents’ rules and values”
synonyms: principles, ethics, moral code, morals, standards, code of behaviour
“society’s values are passed on to us as children”
3. consider (someone or something to be important or beneficial; have a high opinion of.
“she had come to value her privacy and independence”
synonyms: think highly of, have a high opinion or, hold in high regard, rate highly, esteem, set
(great) store by, put stock in, appreciate, respect
Other Explanations:
Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. The core values are the guiding
principles that dictate behavior and action. Core values can help people to know what is right from
wrong; they can help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their business
goals; and they create an unwavering and unchanging guide. There are many different types of core
values and many different examples of core values depending upon the context.
Your values arise from and are therefore determined by your conscious or unconscious voids (what
you perceive as most missing). What you perceive as most missing (void) in your life therefore
becomes what you perceive as most important (value). Your underlying private voids drive your
overlying public values.
What are values?
Your values are those elements of your life which you find personally important. They are
core beliefs which guide you on how to conduct your life in a way that is meaningful and
satisfying for you.
Values are the things against which you measure your choices, whether consciously or not.
You use them to rationalise your behaviour to yourself and others. And they determine your
level of satisfaction with your choices, even if decisions are not freely made but
constrained by other factors.
● Your values can help you to understand where you might find a role in society, and
they are often a strong motivator for work.
Where do they come from?
You may share some of the values of the people around you (your friends or family, or your
social, ethnic or national group, for example) and you may have other values which are
particular to you. Values can be related to your personality (eg a desire to work with or
manage others), to your needs (eg hunger, shelter, security) and to your own
understanding of your social context (eg environmentalism or political values)
Your own values will emerge from a combination of your background, your experiences, and
your evolving sense of self. While some of these values may stay constant throughout your
life, others will develop and change as you do. For example, it is very common for people
to change their attitudes to pay, job security, and flexibility of working hours as their own
individual circumstances change, such as becoming a parent. It is less common for a desire
to work independently or with others to change as much.
● Values are ideals. But the real world is full of compromise and contingency, and we
constantly prioritise our values accordingly. We may change them through reflection,
experience, or pressure to align ourselves with dominant values in our social context
or the workplace, for example.