Value Cards

I was listening to a video that talked about some value cards in used in therapy to help people identify what matters to them. I took a stab at ordering them. These are not in order of importance, just in alphabetical order with initial reaction to seeing the card.

Very Important

  • ACCURACY (to be accurate in my opinions and beliefs)
  • AUTONOMY (to be self-determined and independent)
  • CHALLENGE (to take on difficult tasks and problems)
  • COMMITMENT (to make enduring, meaningful commitments)
  • COMPASSION (to feel and act on concern for others)
  • COOPERATION (to work collaboratively with others)
  • COURTESY (to be considerate and polite toward others)
  • DEPENDABILITY (to be reliable and trustworthy)
  • DUTY (to carry out my duties and obligations)
  • FAITHFULNESS (to be loyal and true in relationships)
  • FAMILY (to have a happy, loving family)
  • FLEXIBILITY (to adjust to new circumstances easily)
  • FRIENDSHIP (to have close, supportive friends)
  • GENUINENESS to act in a manner that is true to who I am
  • GROWTH (to keep changing and growing)
  • HEALTH (to be physically well and healthy)
  • HELPFULNESS (to be helpful to others)
  • HONESTY (to be honest and truthful)
  • HOPE (to maintain a positive and optimistic outlook)
  • INDEPENDENCE (to be free from dependence on others)
  • INNER PEACE (to experience personal peace)
  • KNOWLEDGE (to learn and contribute valuable knowledge)
  • LOVING (to give love to others)
  • MINDFULNESS (to live conscious and mindful of the present moment)
  • MONOGAMY (to have one close, loving relationship)
  • NURTURANCE (to take care of and nurture others)
  • OPENNESS (to be open to new experiences, ideas, and options)
  • RATIONALITY (to be guided by reason and logic)
  • REALISM (to see and act realistically and practically)
  • RESPONSIBILITY (to make and carry out responsible decisions)
  • SELF-CONTROL (to be disciplined in my own actions)
  • SOLITUDE (to have time and space where I can be apart from others)
  • VIRTUE (to live a morally pure and excellent life)

Important to me

  • ACCEPTANCE (to be accepted as I am)
  • BEAUTY (to appreciate beauty around me)
  • CHANGE (to have a life full of change and variety)
  • COMFORT (to have a pleasant and comfortable life)
  • CONTRIBUTION (to make a lasting contribution in the world)
  • CREATIVITY (to have new and original ideas)
  • CARING (to take care of others)
  • ECOLOGY (to live in harmony with the environment)
  • FITNESS (to be physically fit and strong)
  • FUN (to play and have fun)
  • HUMILITY (to be modest and unassuming)
  • INDUSTRY (to work hard and well at my life tasks)
  • INTIMACY (to share my innermost experiences with others)
  • JUSTICE (to promote fair and equal treatment for all)
  • LEISURE (to take time to relax and enjoy)
  • LOVED (to be loved by those close to me)
  • MASTERY (to be competent in my everyday activities)
  • MODERATION (to avoid excesses and find a middle ground)
  • NON-CONFORMITY (to question and challenge authority and norms)
  • ORDER (to have a life that is well-ordered and organized)
  • PASSION (to have deep feelings about ideas, activities, or people)
  • PLEASURE (to feel good)
  • PURPOSE (to have meaning and direction in my life)
  • SAFETY (to be safe and secure)
  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE (to accept myself as I am)
  • SELF-ESTEEM (to feel good about myself)
  • SELF-KNOWLEDGE (to have a deep and honest understanding of myself)
  • SERVICE (to be of service to others)
  • SIMPLICITY (to live life simply, with minimal needs)
  • SPIRITUALITY (to grow and mature spiritually)
  • STABILITY (to have a life that stays fairly consistent)
  • TOLERANCE (to accept and respect those who differ from me)

Not Important to me

  • ACHIEVEMENT (to have important accomplishments)
  • ATTRACTIVENESS (to be physically attractive)
  • AUTHORITY (to be in charge of and responsible for others)
  • EXCITEMENT (to have a life full of thrills and stimulation)
  • FAME (to be known and recognized)
  • FORGIVENESS (to be forgiving of others)
  • GENEROSITY (to give what I have to others)
  • GOD’S WILL (to seek and obey the will of God)
  • HUMOR (to see the humorous side of myself and the world)
  • POPULARITY (to be well-liked by many people)
  • POWER (to have control over others)
  • RISK (to take risks and chances)
  • ROMANCE (to have intense, exciting love in my life)
  • SEXUALITY (to have an active and satisfying sex life)
  • TRADITION (to follow respected patterns of the past)
  • WEALTH (to have plenty of money)

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