What are values?

Values are generally desirable, morally or ethically found to be good specific characteristics of a person within a community of values.

The preferred values and norms result in thought patterns, beliefs, patterns of action and character traits. As a result, results (results, experiences, achievements), which possess or want to combine the desired value-containing properties.

Values terms are predominantly nouns that embody morally well-felt qualities. They each symbolize a specific morality and describe the interpersonal quality of traits and benefits.

Concrete values ​​of a person generate prioritizing thinking, feeling and acting, aligned to the important aspects of life. In the long term, this can create a valuable culture in collective systems, as long as the majority of values ​​agree.

Values ​​are always measurable – that’s what makes them stand out. Each specific value is therefore the result of a measurement – whether subjective or objective. Everything that can be measured gives a value.

In summary, values, dynamic and complex systems (with types and categories) that individuals or groups of people feel committed to.

The most important collective values ​​are usually summarized in so-called commandments, constitutions, laws, statutes and / or catechisms of respective cultural life or religious communities.

Values ​​describe at their core intangible values ​​- aspects of quality of life – which are important to us personally. A special focus is therefore on the values ​​we want to measure. Due to intrinsic but also extrinsic motives, we have an increased interest in very specific values.


Translated from German with Google.
Aus dem Deutschen übersetzt mit Google.
Original: https://www.wertesysteme.de/was-sind-werte/