Social Values: What Is A Personal Value?

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What is a personal value?
A personal value is an individual's absolute or relative and ethical value, the assumption of which can be the basis for ethical action. A value system is a set of consistent values and measures. A principle value is a foundation upon which other values and measures of integrity are based. Some values are physiologically determined and are normally considered objective, such as a desire to avoid physical pain or to seek pleasure. Other values are considered subjective, vary across individuals and cultures, and are in many ways aligned with belief and belief systems. Types of values include ethical/moral values, doctrinal/ideological (religious, political) values, social values, and aesthetic values. It is debated whether some values that are not clearly physiologically determined, such as altruism, are intrinsic, and whether some, such as acquisitiveness, should be …show more content…

The first are personal life value priorities - Determining candidates most important current values (e.g., money, location, service to others, time with family), rank-ordering and deciding which will trade off if faced with a contradiction (e.g., the job you want not being available in the location you want). As said earlier, many people keep themselves in a state of continual agitation by refusing to make focused value decisions.

The second are personal job-content objectives - Identifying what specific combination of skills or competencies (e.g., intellectual, technical, interpersonal, physical, artistic, mathematical, etc.) candidates want to develop and exercise in their future on-the-job activities. These objectives become their criteria for judging the content of potential employee, if a potential opening involves doing a lot of financial or technical analysis by their self with no opportunity for interacting with others, some candidates will avoid that job even if it is a

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