List of Values

The following list of values will help you develop a clearer sense of what’s most important to you in life, as explained in the article Living Your Values. Simply copy or print this list, mark the values which most resonate with you, and then sort your list in order of priority.

While most values on this list will have little or no significance to you (and some may even seem negative to you), some values will surely call to you, and you’ll feel, “Yes, this value is a part of me.”

Use this values list as a guide. It contains many synonyms but is not exhaustive, so feel free to add unlisted values to your list as well.

List of Values

 

  • Abundance
  • Acceptance
  • Accessibility
  • Accomplishment
  • Accountability
  • Accuracy
  • Achievement
  • Acknowledgement
  • Activeness
  • Adaptability
  • Adoration
  • Adroitness
  • Advancement
  • Adventure
  • Affection
  • Affluence
  • Aggressiveness
  • Agility
  • Alertness
  • Altruism
  • Amazement
  • Ambition
  • Amusement
  • Anticipation
  • Appreciation
  • Approachability
  • Approval
  • Art
  • Articulacy
  • Artistry
  • 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
  • Change
  • Charity
  • Charm
  • Chastity
  • Cheerfulness
  • Clarity
  • Cleanliness
  • Clear-mindedness
  • Cleverness
  • Closeness
  • Comfort
  • Commitment
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competence
  • Competition
  • Completion
  • Composure
  • Concentration
  • Confidence
  • Conformity
  • Congruency
  • Connection
  • Consciousness
  • Conservation
  • Consistency
  • Contentment
  • Continuity
  • Contribution
  • Control
  • Conviction
  • Conviviality
  • Coolness
  • Cooperation
  • Cordiality
  • Correctness
  • Country
  • 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
  • Ease
  • Economy
  • Ecstasy
  • Education
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Elation
  • Elegance
  • Empathy
  • Encouragement
  • Endurance
  • Energy
  • Enjoyment
  • Entertainment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Environmentalism
  • Ethics
  • Euphoria
  • 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
  • Friendship
  • Frugality
  • Fun
  • Gallantry
  • Generosity
  • Gentility
  • Giving
  • Grace
  • Gratitude
  • Gregariousness
  • Growth
  • Guidance
  • Happiness
  • Harmony
  • Health
  • Heart
  • Helpfulness
  • Heroism
  • Holiness
  • Honesty
  • Honor
  • Hopefulness
  • Hospitality
  • Humility
  • Humor
  • Hygiene
  • Imagination
  • Impact
  • Impartiality
  • Independence
  • Individuality
  • Industry
  • Influence
  • Ingenuity
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Insightfulness
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Intellect
  • Intelligence
  • Intensity
  • Intimacy
  • Intrepidness
  • Introspection
  • Introversion
  • Intuition
  • Intuitiveness
  • Inventiveness
  • Investing
  • Involvement
  • Joy
  • Judiciousness
  • Justice
  • Keenness
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Liberation
  • Liberty
  • Lightness
  • Liveliness
  • Logic
  • Longevity
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Majesty
  • Making a difference
  • Marriage
  • Mastery
  • Maturity
  • Meaning
  • Meekness
  • Mellowness
  • Meticulousness
  • Mindfulness
  • Modesty
  • Motivation
  • Mysteriousness
  • Nature
  • Neatness
  • Nerve
  • Noncomformity
  • Obedience
  • Open-mindedness
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Order
  • Organization
  • Originality
  • Outdoors
  • Outlandishness
  • Outrageousness
  • Partnership
  • Patience
  • Passion
  • Peace
  • Perceptiveness
  • Perfection
  • Perkiness
  • Perseverance
  • Persistence
  • Persuasiveness
  • Philanthropy
  • Piety
  • Playfulness
  • Pleasantness
  • Pleasure
  • Poise
  • Polish
  • Popularity
  • Potency
  • Power
  • Practicality
  • Pragmatism
  • Precision
  • Preparedness
  • Presence
  • Pride
  • Privacy
  • Proactivity
  • Professionalism
  • Prosperity
  • Prudence
  • Punctuality
  • Purity
  • Rationality
  • Realism
  • Reason
  • Reasonableness
  • Recognition
  • Recreation
  • Refinement
  • Reflection
  • Relaxation
  • Reliability
  • Relief
  • Religiousness
  • Reputation
  • Resilience
  • Resolution
  • Resolve
  • Resourcefulness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Rest
  • Restraint
  • Reverence
  • Richness
  • Rigor
  • Sacredness
  • Sacrifice
  • Sagacity
  • Saintliness
  • Sanguinity
  • Satisfaction
  • Science
  • Security
  • Self-control
  • Selflessness
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-respect
  • Sensitivity
  • Sensuality
  • Serenity
  • Service
  • Sexiness
  • Sexuality
  • Sharing
  • Shrewdness
  • Significance
  • Silence
  • Silliness
  • Simplicity
  • Sincerity
  • Skillfulness
  • Solidarity
  • Solitude
  • Sophistication
  • Soundness
  • Speed
  • Spirit
  • Spirituality
  • Spontaneity
  • Spunk
  • Stability
  • Status
  • Stealth
  • Stillness
  • Strength
  • Structure
  • Success
  • Support
  • Supremacy
  • Surprise
  • Sympathy
  • Synergy
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • Temperance
  • Thankfulness
  • Thoroughness
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Thrift
  • Tidiness
  • Timeliness
  • Traditionalism
  • Tranquility
  • Transcendence
  • Trust
  • Trustworthiness
  • Truth
  • Understanding
  • Unflappability
  • Uniqueness
  • Unity
  • Usefulness
  • Utility
  • Valor
  • Variety
  • Victory
  • Vigor
  • Virtue
  • Vision
  • Vitality
  • Vivacity
  • Volunteering
  • Warmheartedness
  • Warmth
  • Watchfulness
  • Wealth
  • Willfulness
  • Willingness
  • Winning
  • Wisdom
  • Wittiness
  • Wonder
  • Worthiness
  • Youthfulness
  • Zeal

Be sure to read Living Your Values for a walk through on how to use this list to discover your own values.

by Steve Pavlina; November 29, 2004

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