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Values, Personal

Personal values are those values that people adopt as principles to guide their lives. They are values precisely because they are valuable to the person. The person freely chooses to give them “value” for guiding behaviors and actions in all aspects of his or her life, including family life, work life, and social life. Personal values are essential elements that a person uses to act with a certain amount of coherence in the different areas of life. For instance, if one has loyalty as a personal value, it will be carried over to the personal, social, and professional areas—being loyal to one’s wife, friends, or work team, respectively. If one acts in this way, coherently, with this value that is freely chosen, one will be ...

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