# What Do You Value?

One of the blogs I follow recently made a post about values, and how we identify with and connect to our values on a day-to-day bases. I really enjoyed this post, and decided to do the little quiz included that would rate my own values, as well as how well I have stuck to my core, main values over the past month. The instructions indicate that you first go through and rate each of the values on the list with the V, Q, N scale, and then go back through and use the numeral values at the bottom to rate each of those marked with a V.

VALUES LIST

Very important to you (V), quite important to you (Q), or not important to you (N)

1. Connecting with Nature: Importance of value to you (V, Q, N?) =V
Consistency (0-10?) = 9
2. Gaining wisdom: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
3. Creating beauty (in any domain, including arts, dancing, gardening): Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 9
4. Promoting justice and caring for the weak: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
5. Being loyal to friends, family and/or my group: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
6. Being Honest: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 9
7. Helping others: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
8. Being sexually desirable (TO MY PARTNER): Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 5
9. Having genuine and close friends: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 7
10. Having relationships involving love and affection: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 9
11. Being ambitious and hard working: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q (I think?)
12. Being competent and effective: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 8
13. Having a sense of accomplishment and making a lasting contribution: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
14. Having an exciting life: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
15. Having a life filled with adventure: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
16. Having a life filled with novelty and change: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
17. Being physically fit: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
18. Eating healthy food: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
19. Engaging in sporting activities: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
20. Acting consistently with my religious faith and beliefs: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
21. Being at one with (MY VERSION OF) God: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
22. Showing respect for tradition: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
23. Being self-disciplined and resisting temptation: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
24. Showing respect to parents and elders: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
25. Meeting my obligations: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 8… Maybe 9
26. Maintaining the safety and security of my loved ones: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) =10
27. Making sure to repay favors and not be indebted to people: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
28. Being safe from danger: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 9
29. Being wealthy: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
30. Having authority, being in charge: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
31. Having influence over other people: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
32. Having an enjoyable, leisurely life: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
33. Enjoying food and drink: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
34. Being sexually active: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
35. Being creative: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
36. Being self-sufficient: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 9
37. Being curious, discovering new things: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) =
8
38. Figuring things out, solving problems: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) =  8
39. Striving to be a better person: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
40. Experiencing positive mood states: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 5 (I get a 10 for effort, though)
41. Feeling good about myself: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 7 (also get 10 for effort)
42. Leading a stress-free life: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 4
43. Enjoying music, art or drama: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 6
44. Designing things: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
45. Teaching others: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 7
46. Resolving disputes: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
47. Building and repairing things: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
48. Working with my hands: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 10
49. Organizing things: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 6
50. Engaging in clearly defined work: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
51. Researching things: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
52. Competing with others: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
53. Being admired by many people: Importance (V, Q, N?) = N
54. Acting with courage: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
55. Caring for others: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 8
56. Accepting others as they are: Importance (V, Q, N?) = V
Consistency (0-10?) = 8
57. Working on practical tasks: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
58. Seeking pleasure: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
59. Avoiding distress: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q
60. Avoiding self-doubt: Importance (V, Q, N?) = Q

Consistency Scoring:

0 = you have not been following this value over the past month
1 – 3 = you have been following this value occasionally over the past month
4 – 6 = you have been following this value sometimes over the past month
7 – 9 = you have been following this value often over the past month
10 = you have been always living by this value over the past month

You don’t really get a total score, as this is more of an exercise to explore your values and what is important to you by breaking them down and rating how much you then incorporate them into your life.

So there you go.  Not really anything all that surprising, I don’t think?

## One thought on “What Do You Value?”

1. Gideon

Your answers for this weren’t all that surprising to me, though I think your organization should have been bumped up a little bit as this is a obsession for you, love *Grins*

I also had to chuckle a bit at getting a 10 for effort when your score didn’t come out as high as you’d like.

By the way, you are -always- sexually desirable to your partner, whether you work at it or not. Just saying.

I love you man

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