Personal Values Development

Essay by Slim67University, Bachelor'sA+, June 2009

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Personal values are the principles, standards and qualities of an individual. Values are the driving force, which influences the person's reactions or actions to an occurrence. Since everyone has some degree of personal values, I believe I am no different from anyone else. This paper will focus on my personal values, their ground rules and/ or ethics development, defining what my values are, where their originated from. In addition, I will explain the criteria and decision-making factors, which are used to revise these values and the potential impact my values may have in my work place.

Personal ValuesPersonal values should be meaningful and worthwhile as this is an individual's driving force. My values are very basic and easy to follow. The first on the list is to "In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the law of the prophets" (Heartlights, Search Gods Word, 2008).

I am a firm believer that if you want to receive respect favorably, I still attempt to follow it throughout my life.

Honesty is my second value, which has assisted me thus far. Although this is a good value to have, I sometimes think I should consider revising this value at times. The problem, which I seem to encounter, is that when I am honest, it does not always work favorably for me. There have been several situations where honesty does not reap the rewards intended where as a little lie will have. This has been an ongoing conflict throughout my life and I have learned how to adjust according to the desired resolution.

Pride is one of my personal values as I have learned how to take pride is all that I do. Pride allows me to move forward knowing that I have done...