Personal values are important to our development and achievements. They help to determine the choices that are made in life. Some values that might be important to me might not be as important to others. Everyone develops there own values. Some are carried on though the family from generation to generation. Others are developed by being around people with values that are different.
The Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory self assessment is used to gain better understanding of one’s ethical perspective. The results from the self assessment showed that my ethical perspective is most related to obligation and is least related to equity. According to (2008), [Obligation is defined as the action of constraining oneself by oath, promise, or contract to a particular course of action; a mutually binding agreement. Also: the course of action to which one commits oneself; a formal promise. Equity is the quality of being equal or fair; fairness, impartiality; evenhanded dealing].
I certainly think highly of any obligations that I might have. If I am obligated to do a particular task it will be taken care of. On the other hand, I thought I would score high with equity. I have strong feelings about everyone being treated the same. I believe that all my actions are fair. Apparently my feelings toward my obligations are stronger than does for equity.
My personal values were installed in me at a young age. Family is a personal value that I hold close to my heart. I believe that I should be loved by my family. Independence is a value that I developed by watching my mother at a young age. She was an independent women and I wanted to be just like her. A fabulous feeling is felt when someone is free from the dependence of others. When there is something that I need or want, I get it. I do not wait on anyone to do anything. My mother and my grandmother both had a hand in the development of another personal value of mine. That value is faith. As a...