Ethics Awareness Inventory Analysis Paper
The Ethics Awareness Inventory assignment gave me an analysis of my ethical perspective in thinking and decision making. It gave me a series of questions in which I was to chose an answer in which I most agreed with and an answer for which I least agreed with. There was no right or wrong answers for the choices I made in completing the inventory. It provided me with an awareness of the basis I use for determining what is right or wrong. These descriptions are used to analyze some of the characteristics of my own perspective on ethics according to my answers. The completion of this survey resulted in four areas of ethical views: Character, Obligation, Results, and Equity. I will discuss these results and how they affect my personal and professional development.
The survey concluded that my ethical perspective is based on obligation. It provided a detailed description of this obligation style as well. It stated that my ethical perspective is based primarily on an individual’s duty or obligation to do what is morally right. It believes that humans are entitled to basic rights and therefore our actions must respect the rights of others. These two descriptions are accurate in my case because I tend to view and determine the intentions behind people’s actions more than I rely on the results of these actions. I look at whether the intentions were for the good of the group while still respecting the rights of others.
I think everyone has a fair concept of what is right and what is wrong. When a person actually chooses something that is morally wrong or has negative effects on others, I tend to hold them accountable and usually do not hesitate to confront the decision. Selfish people or those whom choose actions that benefit them solely and not the group is against my ethical perspective. However, this obligation style also believes in the basic individual rights of each one of us so if someone chooses to...