Core Values Exercise

Deciding What's Most Important in Life

Step 1: From the following list, select and highlight between 10 and 20 of the values that resonate with you.


Step 2: Begin to group these into some that are similar.


Step 3: You may then have four or five topics. Choose a value within each list that sums up that topic for you.


Step 4: From these, list them in order of importance to you.


You have then determined your top three to five values.

Abundance Acceptance Accessibility
Accomplishment Accuracy Achievement
Acknowledgement Activeness Adaptability
Adoration Adroitness Adventure
Affection Affluence Aggressiveness
Agility Alertness Altruism
Ambition Amusement Anticipation
Appreciation Approachability Articulateness
Assertiveness Assurance Attentiveness
Attractiveness Audacity Availability
Awareness Awe Balance
Beauty Being the best Belonging
Benevolence Bliss Boldness
Bravery Brilliance Buoyancy
Calmness Camaraderie Candor
Capability Care Carefulness
Celebrity Certainty Challenge
Charity Charm Chastity
Cheerfulness Clarity Cleanliness
Comfort Commitment Compassion
Completion Composure Concentration
Confidence Conformity Congruency
Connection Consciousness Consistency
Contentment Continuity Contribution
Control Conviction Conviviality
Coolness Cooperation Cordiality
Correctness Courage Courtesy
Craftiness Creativity Credibility
Cunning Curiosity Daring
Decisiveness Decorum Deference
Delight Dependability Depth
Desire Determination Devotion
Devoutness Dexterity Dignity
Diligence Direction Directness
Discipline Discovery Discretion
Diversity Dominance Dreaming
Drive Duty Dynamism
Eagerness Economy Ecstasy
Education Effectiveness Efficiency
Elation Elegance Empathy
Encouragement Endurance Energy
Enjoyment Entertainment Enthusiasm
Excellence Excitement Exhilaration
Expectancy Expediency Experience
Expertise Exploration Expressiveness
Extravagance Extroversion Exuberance
Fairness Faith Fame
Family Fascination Fashion
Fearlessness Ferocity Fidelity
Fierceness Financial independence Firmness
Fitness Flexibility Flow
Fluency Focus Fortitude
Frankness Freedom Friendliness
Frugality Fun Gallantry
Generosity Gentility Giving
Grace Gratitude Gregariousness
Growth Guidance Happiness
Harmony Health Heart
Helpfulness Heroism Holiness
Honesty Honour Hopefulness
Hospitality Humility Humour
Hygiene Imagination Impact
Impartiality Independence Industry
Ingenuity Inquisitiveness Insightfulness
Inspiration Integrity Intelligence
Intensity Intimacy Intrepidness
Introversion Intuition Intuitiveness
Inventiveness Investing Joy
Judiciousness Justice Keenness
Kindness Knowledge Leadership
Learning Liberation Liberty
Liveliness Logic Longevity
Love Loyalty Majesty
Making a difference Mastery Maturity
Meekness Mellowness Meticulousness
Mindfulness Modesty Motivation
Mysteriousness Neatness Nerve
Obedience Open-mindedness Openness
Optimism Order Organisation
Originality Outlandishness Outrageousness
Passion Peace Perceptiveness
Perfection Perkiness Perseverance
Persistence Persuasiveness Philanthropy
Piety Playfulness Pleasantness
Pleasure Poise Polish
Popularity Potency Power
Practicality Pragmatism Precision
Preparedness Presence Privacy
Proactivity Professionalism Prosperity
Prudence Punctuality Purity
Realism Reason Reasonableness
Recognition Recreation Refinement
Refection Relaxation Reliability
Religiousness Resilience Resolution
Resolve Resourcefulness Respect
Rest Restraint Reverence
Richness Rigour Sacredness
Sacrifice Sagacity Saintliness
Sanguinity Satisfaction Security
Self-control Selflessness Self-reliance
Sensitivity Sensuality Serenity
Service Sexuality Sharing
Shrewdness Significance Silence
Silliness Simplicity Sincerity
Skillfulness Solidarity Solitude
Soundness Speed Spirit
Spirituality Spontaneity Stability
Stealth Stillness Strength
Structure Success Support
Supremacy Surprise Sympathy
Synergy Teamwork Temperance
Thankfulness Thoughtfulness Thrift
Tidiness Timeliness Traditionalism
Tranquility Transcendence Trust
Trustworthiness Truth Understanding
Unflappability Uniqueness Unity
Usefulness Utility Valour
Variety Victory Vigour
Virtue Vision Vitality
Vivacity Warmth Watchfulness
Wealth Wilfulness Willingness
Winning Wisdom Wittiness
Wonder Youthfulness Zeal