Core Values

Below is a list of words that may help you generate ideas about your values. Note that some of these words, like Calm, Patience and Courage, may refer to internal experiences. In these cases, the value may be to act calmly or with patience and courage, even if you don’t feel like it.

This list is not exhaustive, but I recommend you select 4-6 core values to focus on and make those the priority.

Core Values List

  • Authenticity
  • Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Authority
  • Autonomy
  • Balance
  • Beauty
  • Boldness
  • Calm
  • Compassion
  • Challenge
  • Citizenship
  • Community
  • Competency
  • Contribution
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Fame
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Influence
  • Inner Harmony
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Meaningful Work
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Patience
  • Peace
  • Pleasure
  • Poise
  • Popularity
  • Recognition
  • Reliability
  • Religion
  • Reputation
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Security
  • Self-Respect
  • Service
  • Spirituality
  • Stability
  • Success
  • Status
  • Trustworthiness
  • Wealth
  • Wisdom