I’ve been using the 6-minute diary for about four months now and it features a page at the start of every week with some seriously challenging questions. One of those is about core values and what you believe in, but I found it quite hard to just jot down a bunch of values I hold dear. So, being the science nerd I am, I decided to take a personal values test at https://personalvalu.es/ If you’re curious what your values are, I recommend trying taking the test, because it could be a real eye opener!
I chose a lot of values, but thankfully the test lets you choose which you find more important and after doing that for all values against one another, this is what comes out:
My most important values are:
Do I agree? Well, I’m not really surprised humour is at the top of this list. I love putting smiles on people’s faces and one of the things I love best about humour is how it can help people to cope with hardship. Laughing things away lessens the weight of problems and sometimes helps us to put things in perspective. It’s also my defence mechanism, which has not always helped me (because people got offended), but I’d rather laugh about things than cry about them.
I think the rest of the list is a reflection of my current self. Values do change over time and seeing love in this list was a little surprise, but one I can completely agree with. If you look at the overall list, it’s mostly about creativity, sharing & caring, growth and development.
If you know me, even if just a little, do you agree with this list? What are your core values and do you use these to determine what type of life/work you want for yourself? Please let me know!