Like a tree’s root system, a person’s core values are essential to their well-being. The way we are and the people we are are shaped by them. We can’t know who we are or what we want from life if we don’t have values to guide us. Developing a personal value system is a critical first step in the personal development process. For your convenience, I’ve compiled a list of over 500 core values that I found online. Leaders and inspiring people use these values.
There are 115 core values that I narrowed down for this page. I went through the list I had made and deleted any duplicates that I could find. As an illustration, the words “adventure” and “adventurous” are interchangeable nouns. The lists I found were clogged with these kinds of duplicates. I also omitted anything that wasn’t necessary. I came across values like “fashion” and “profits,” for example. To be honest, I have no idea. As a result, I omitted any and all words that were unnecessary. The following 115 core values are the result of this research.
In my own life, I adhere to a set of eight principles (read about them here). I intend to reduce the number to five or six. But if you prefer, you can have even fewer. In my opinion, we can’t remember more than eight values.
Sadly, I was unable to include all of the information. People will always ask, “Why doesn’t so-and-so appear on this list?” I don’t care what you think. It’s important to note that this is by no means an exhaustive list. However, I do hope that it served as motivation for you to get started.
I think that’s what really matters. It will be possible to keep reducing your list as you discover more and more of your core values as you go through this process. It’s a procedure that takes time to complete. That is the most important aspect of his workout to me. Think about your values and you’ll learn more about who you are.