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Values: The Beating Heart of Behavior

Posted on 2012.06.28 at 00:00

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Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2012-06-28 14:48 (UTC) (Link)
I love the iceberg graphic. Perfect!

So much here, I expect I'll comment more than once, but for the moment....

In regard to the prioritization of values, which values take priority change depending on circumstance. For example, when I am at work the values that take priority are different from those that take priority when I'm simply relaxing at home.

In fact, some of my values may *seem* diametrically opposite, but they both have a place depending on circumstance. For example, at work the values of "cooperation" and "teamwork" take the front row, while when I am home I bask in "individuality" sometimes to the point of "non-conformity" ~ neither of which would be appropriate as priorities at work. And yet my values of "fearlessness" tempered by "thoughtfulness" tends to be appropriate in most if not all situations.

Imo, my ability to reprioritize values depending on circumstance is what makes me so "adaptable." Adaptability allows me to be "joyful."
ehowton
ehowton at 2012-06-28 16:49 (UTC) (Link)
Yes a certain fluidity in value prioritization to adjust for the circumstance seems appropriate. Inflexibility where one's values are concerned could certainly be a frustrating experience when up against something which could seemingly threaten it. I'm not talking of course about compromising your principles, rather just understanding their boundaries.
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2012-06-28 22:21 (UTC) (Link)
Values and principles. As it is a work day, I have not been able to do much research, however, I am wondering what the difference is between values and principles. Are they synonyms? Is there a nuanced difference?




Edited at 2012-06-28 10:22 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2012-06-28 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
I've heard it said that principles are truths, values are the importance we place upon them.

Then I found this: http://personalitycafe.com/myers-briggs-forum/13108-difference-between-value-principle-f-vs-t.html#post252467 which seems to state in personality types "T" is more cognizant of the immutability of truth (our holy grail) therefore our values can be fluid; "F" places more importance on sticking to values because its more important as an identifier to who they are.
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2012-06-30 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
I found it interesting that the F's take on values had to do with what they found personally important, based on how they feel, rather that what could is actually true. A very distinct difference between F's and T's.

Thanks for the link!
ehowton
ehowton at 2012-06-30 04:46 (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
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