Have you ever done something that you strongly disagreed with, but you didn’t speak up about and later regretted it or felt ashamed about it.
Our values form our thoughts, words ,and actions.
Personal values are what we consider important, the things that matter to our state of well-being.
Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop, they also help in creating the future we like to experience.
Characteristics of personal values
- Personal values provide standards of competence and morality
- Personal values are fewer in number than attitude
- Personal values are most central to the core of a person
- Personal value system influences the perception of individuals
Importance of personal values
- Personal value lay the foundations for the understanding of attitudes and motivation
- Personal value system influences an educator’s decisions and solutions to various problems
Sources of personal values
One of the most important factors that influence the value of an individual is his immediate family.
Family is the most influential factor in the individual’s learning of social behavior, values, and norms. A child’s growth and development has a lot to do with the family
Of all social factors, school plays a vital role in developing the value system of a child. Interactions with teachers and classmates takes a major role in developing a value system. Other social factors include religious, economic, and political factors
Personal traits such as intelligence, ability, appearance, and educational level of a person determine his development of values
Examples of personal value