Values defined: Values are what’s important to you. They are criteria for decision-making (if it’s important it will contribute to decision-making).
This flipchart outlines some common values (note they can be positive or negative).
You can do a quick values test on this site.
And check out your strengths here.
Values are not fixed: they change over time. Here are the values of a 6 year old compared to the values of a 35 year old. (Think of the protagonist in “About a Boy”).
You have different values in different contexts – at home you may be all about pleasing others, at work you may be all about competing with others. You will prioritise some contexts over others as well (which is more important to you? work or home?).