How do your values affect your behavior?

How do your values affect your behavior?

Because you use values to choose between options, they have an impact on your behavior. Values, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs form the foundation of who we are and how we act. They serve as the foundation for how we perceive ourselves as people, how we perceive others, and how we understand the world in general.

Values are extremely important because they guide our decisions. We would not be able to make a choice if we did not have access to all the information necessary for making that decision. For example, when choosing between eating one more cookie or exercising, most people could use some kind of help in making their choice. Therefore, cookies and exercise are relevant information for making this choice. Relevant information is useful in helping us make a decision. If something is not relevant, then it does not help us make a choice. For example, asking someone what they think about animals after they have chosen to eat another cookie rather than go for a walk helps them not go for a walk.

In addition to guiding our decisions, values also influence how we behave. For example, if I value being honest, I will probably answer this question honestly even if it is uncomfortable to do so. However, if I valued avoiding discomfort I would probably say I went to dinner with my friend instead. Our values influence how we conduct ourselves every day. They shape who we are.

Finally, values play a role in how we feel.

How do values relate to attitude?

Our behavior is guided by our values. Attitudes are the reactions that arise from our ideals. Values determine what we consider to be right, bad, good, or unfair. Our likes and dislikes of things, people, and objects are reflected in our attitudes. For example, if you hate bugs, then you will have an unfavorable attitude toward them. This attitude will show up in your actions - whether you kill them or not - because it is based on your values. At another level, your attitude also affects your values: If you think that bugs are disgusting, then you will not want to be around them. This, too, will show up in your actions.

Values can only be known through action. You cannot read someone's mind to know their thoughts on this matter. You must find out for yourself how they act toward bugs and what they say about them. Only then can you make a judgment about how they feel about them.

People with different values will likely come to different conclusions about many issues before them. For example, someone who values fairness might decide that selling houses to fire employees who are less than ten years older than them is wrong. Someone who cares more about being accepted by others would probably not make this decision. They would rather keep all their houses as rentals so there is no way they could be accused of firing people just because they were old enough to be their parents.

What are the values that guide you in your decision-making?

All of your decisions are influenced by your values. They are the driving force behind all of your activities. And they're usually operating in the background, and you're not even aware of it. Value examples include:

  • Love.
  • Responsibility.
  • Family.
  • Health.
  • Growth.
  • Connection.
  • Honesty.
  • Fun.

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Nicole Pearson

Nicole Pearson is a psychological expert who can help people understand their own thoughts and feelings, as well as the thoughts and feelings of those around them. She also can help people understand their own mental health, which is an essential part of overall health and well-being.

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