Values Clarification

Values Clarification

 

What is important to you? 
Where are your priorities? 
What is the "force" within you? 
What are your beliefs?  

Your value system can influence both your immediate actions and life directions. A value is the meaning you attach to the importance, the desirability, or the degree of worth an activity has for you. It is the answer to the question, Why?" when asked about the activities in your life.  

Instructions

 Print this page and complete the following steps to help you clarify and express for yourself various values which you may now hold.     

1.  In the "Importance" column please rate each of the values by assigning the most appropriate numbers from the scale below in making your ratings.

 

Not Important

Minor

Below Average

Average

Above Average

High

Extreme


1
 

2

3

4

5 

6 

7 

 2.  In the column headed "Overall Ranking", rank the order of these values by assigning the #12 to the value that is the most important, the #11 to the value that is the second in importance, #10 to the value that is third, etc. Note: you will not use all of the values listed. This will eliminate four falues from the list. 

 3.    In the column marked "Priority", list the number obtained by multiplying the "Importance" times the "Ranking". This will eliminate two more values from the list.

 

Values 

 

 

 

Importance  Rating
      (1-7)     

  Overall   Ranking 
(1-12)  

Priority 

Achievement 
A sense of accomplishment, attainment of goals, task
completion

 

   _______

 

 

_______

 

 

_______

 

Association 
Social relationships and interaction, being active in groups

  

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Altruism 
C
ontributing to the welfare of others, cooperation, benevolence  

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Conformity
Following conventional methods, adhering to standard procedures

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Health 
Maintaining a balance of spiritual, physical, and mental activities to achieve optimal tension

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Independence 
Able to do things one's own way, having freedom to make one's own decisions

  

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Influence
Being the leader, having responsibility for a project, having decision-making duties

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Intellectual Stimulation
Education, creativity, a variety of challenging experiences

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Knowledge 
Knowledge for knowledge's sake, interested in the process of activities, working with "ideas" vs "things"

   

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Money
Having high income, accumulating assets, having discretionary spending money

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Perfection 
Concern for accuracy, precision, being correct

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Prestige 
Recognition, having standing in the eyes of others and evoking respect, achieving status

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Recreation 
Relaxation, hobbies, enjoying leisure time vs one's work is one's life

 

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Safety & Stability
The certainty of having a job and a regular income vs working for oneself

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Success
Having a rapid rate of success, moving quickly toward goal attainment, having tangible evidence of success

  _______

 

 _______

 

 _______

 

Support 
Receiving understanding, encouragement, and confirmation

 
_______

 
_______

 
_______

 



 

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