Values are “concepts, principles, or standards that drive one’s decisions and actions.”

While choosing values, think long and hard about what it means to you in your daily life and the life you wish to lead. There are no right or wrong answers. There is no right or wrong context. The interpretation for each value is whatever you want it to be. Just be clear what you mean by it.

 

Present below are 516 “Values” to live your life by curated from the most common sources (listed at bottom).

For the Google Sheet version of this list, click here.


  1. Above & Beyond
  2. Abundance
  3. Acceptance
  4. Accessibility
  5. Accomplishment
  6. Accountability
  7. Accuracy
  8. Achievement
  9. Acknowledgement
  10. Activeness
  11. Adaptability
  12. Adoration
  13. Adroitness
  14. Advancement and promotion
  15. Adventurous
  16. Affection
  17. Affluence
  18. Aggressiveness
  19. Agility
  20. Alertness
  21. Altruism
  22. Amazement
  23. Ambition
  24. Amusement
  25. Anti-Bureaucratic
  26. Anti-Corporate
  27. Anticipation
  28. Appreciation
  29. Approachable
  30. Approval
  31. Art / Artistry
  32. Articulation
  33. Assertive
  34. Assurance
  35. Attention to Detail
  36. Attentive
  37. Attractiveness
  38. Audacity
  39. Authenticity
  40. Authority
  41. Autonomy
  42. Available
  43. Awareness
  44. Awe
  45. Balance
  46. Beauty
  47. Belonging
  48. Benevolence
  49. Best
  50. Bliss
  51. Boldness
  52. Bravery
  53. Brilliance
  54. Buoyancy
  55. Calm
  56. Camaraderie
  57. Candor
  58. Capable
  59. Careful
  60. Caring
  61. Celebrity
  62. Certainty
  63. Challenge
  64. Change and variety
  65. Character
  66. Charity
  67. Charm
  68. Chastity
  69. Cheerful
  70. Citizenship
  71. Clarity
  72. Clean
  73. Clear-Minded
  74. Cleverness
  75. Clients
  76. Closeness
  77. Collaboration
  78. Comfort
  79. Commitment
  80. Common Sense
  81. Communication
  82. Community
  83. Compassion
  84. Competence
  85. Competitive
  86. Completion
  87. Composure
  88. Concentration
  89. Concern for Others
  90. Confidence
  91. Confidentiality
  92. Conformity
  93. Congruency
  94. Connection
  95. Consciousness
  96. Conservation
  97. Consistency
  98. Contentment
  99. Continuous Improvement
  100. Contribution
  101. Control
  102. Conviction
  103. Conviviality
  104. Coolness
  105. Cooperation
  106. Coordination
  107. Cordiality
  108. Correctness
  109. Country
  110. Courage
  111. Courtesy
  112. Craftiness
  113. Craftsmanship
  114. Creativity
  115. Credibility
  116. Cunning
  117. Curiosity
  118. Daring
  119. Decency
  120. Decisiveness
  121. Decorum
  122. Dedication
  123. Deference
  124. Delight
  125. Democracy
  126. Dependability
  127. Depth
  128. Desire
  129. Determination
  130. Development
  131. Devotion
  132. Devout
  133. Dexterity
  134. Different
  135. Dignity
  136. Diligence
  137. Direction
  138. Directness
  139. Discipline
  140. Discovery
  141. Discretion
  142. Diversity
  143. Dominance
  144. Down-to-Earth
  145. Dreaming
  146. Drive
  147. Duty
  148. Dynamism
  149. Eagerness
  150. Ecological awareness
  151. Economic security
  152. Ecstasy
  153. Education
  154. Effectiveness
  155. Efficient
  156. Elation
  157. Elegance
  158. Empathy
  159. Empowering
  160. Encouragement
  161. Endurance
  162. Energy
  163. Engagement
  164. Enjoyment
  165. Entertainment
  166. Enthusiasm
  167. Entrepreneurship
  168. Environmentalism
  169. Equality
  170. Equitable
  171. Ethical
  172. Euphoria
  173. Exceed Expectations
  174. Excellence
  175. Excitement
  176. Exhilaration
  177. Expediency
  178. Experience
  179. Expertise
  180. Exploration
  181. Expressiveness
  182. Extravagance
  183. Extroversion
  184. Exuberance
  185. Fairness
  186. Faith
  187. Faithfulness
  188. Fame
  189. Family
  190. Fascination
  191. Fashion
  192. Fast living
  193. Fearlessness
  194. Ferocious
  195. Fidelity
  196. Fierce
  197. Financial gain
  198. Financial independence
  199. Firmness
  200. Fitness
  201. Flair
  202. Flexible
  203. Flow
  204. Fluency
  205. Focus
  206. Focus on Future
  207. Foresight
  208. Fortitude
  209. Frankness
  210. Freedom
  211. Fresh Ideas
  212. Friendly
  213. Friendship
  214. Frugality
  215. Fun
  216. Gallantry
  217. Generosity
  218. Genius
  219. Gentility
  220. Giving
  221. Global
  222. Goodness
  223. Goodwill
  224. Grace
  225. Gratitude
  226. Greatness
  227. Gregariousness
  228. Growth
  229. Guidance
  230. Happiness
  231. Hard Work
  232. Harmony
  233. Health
  234. Heart
  235. Helpful
  236. Helping other people
  237. Helping society
  238. Heroism
  239. History
  240. Holiness
  241. Honesty
  242. Honor
  243. Hopefulness
  244. Hospitality
  245. Humility
  246. Humor
  247. Hygiene
  248. Imagination
  249. Impact
  250. Impartiality
  251. Impious
  252. Improvement
  253. Independence
  254. Individuality
  255. Industry
  256. Influence
  257. Ingenuity
  258. Inner harmony
  259. Innovative
  260. Inquisitive
  261. Insightful
  262. Inspiration
  263. Integrity
  264. Intellect
  265. Intelligence
  266. Intensity
  267. International
  268. Intimacy
  269. Intrepidness
  270. Introspection
  271. Introversion
  272. Intuitive
  273. Inventiveness
  274. Inviting
  275. Involvement
  276. Irreverent
  277. Job tranquility
  278. Joy
  279. Judiciousness
  280. Justice
  281. Keenness
  282. Kindness
  283. Knowledge
  284. Leadership
  285. Learning
  286. Legal
  287. Level-Headed
  288. Liberty
  289. Lightness
  290. Listening
  291. Lively
  292. Local
  293. Logic
  294. Longevity
  295. Love
  296. Loyalty
  297. Majesty
  298. Making a difference
  299. Marriage
  300. Mastery
  301. Maturity
  302. Meaningful work
  303. Meekness
  304. Mellow
  305. Merit
  306. Meticulous
  307. Mindfulness
  308. Moderation
  309. Modesty
  310. Money
  311. Motivation
  312. Mysteriousness
  313. Nature
  314. Neatness
  315. Nerve
  316. Noncomformity
  317. Obedience
  318. Open-mindedness
  319. Openness
  320. Optimism
  321. Order
  322. Organized
  323. Originality
  324. Outdoors
  325. Outlandishness
  326. Outrageous
  327. Partnership
  328. Passion
  329. Patience
  330. Patriotism
  331. Peace
  332. Perceptive
  333. Perfection
  334. Performance
  335. Perkiness
  336. Perseverance
  337. Persistence
  338. Personal Development
  339. Personal Growth
  340. Persuasive
  341. Philanthropy
  342. Physical challenge
  343. Piety
  344. Play
  345. Playfulness
  346. Pleasantness
  347. Pleasure
  348. Poise
  349. Polish
  350. Popularity
  351. Positive
  352. Potency
  353. Potential
  354. Power
  355. Practical
  356. Pragmatic
  357. Precise
  358. Prepared
  359. Presence
  360. Preservation
  361. Pride
  362. Privacy
  363. Proactive
  364. Productivity
  365. Profane
  366. Professionalism
  367. Profitability
  368. Progress
  369. Prosperity
  370. Prudence
  371. Public service
  372. Punctuality
  373. Purity
  374. Pursuit
  375. Rational
  376. Real
  377. Reasonableness
  378. Recognition
  379. Recreation
  380. Refined
  381. Reflection
  382. Relationships
  383. Relaxation
  384. Reliability
  385. Religiousness
  386. Reputation
  387. Resilience
  388. Resolute
  389. Resourceful
  390. Respect
  391. Respect for Others
  392. Respect for the Individual
  393. Responsibility
  394. Responsiveness
  395. Rest
  396. Restraint
  397. Results-Oriented
  398. Reverence
  399. Richness
  400. Rigor
  401. Risk
  402. Rule of Law
  403. Sacredness
  404. Sacrifice
  405. Safety
  406. Sagacity
  407. Saintliness
  408. Sanguinity
  409. Sanitary
  410. Satisfaction
  411. Science
  412. Security
  413. Self Awareness
  414. Self Motivation
  415. Self Responsibility
  416. Self-Control
  417. Self-Directed
  418. Self-Reliance
  419. Self-Respect
  420. Selfless
  421. Sense of Humor
  422. Sensitivity
  423. Sensuality
  424. Serenity
  425. Serious
  426. Service
  427. Sexiness
  428. Sexuality
  429. Sharing
  430. Shrewd
  431. Significance
  432. Silence
  433. Silliness
  434. Simplicity
  435. Sincerity
  436. Skill
  437. Smart
  438. Solidarity
  439. Solitude
  440. Sophistication
  441. Soundness
  442. Speed
  443. Spirit
  444. Spirituality
  445. Spontaneity
  446. Spunk
  447. Stability
  448. Standardization
  449. Status
  450. Stealth
  451. Stewardship
  452. Stillness
  453. Strength
  454. Structure
  455. Success
  456. Supervising others
  457. Support
  458. Supremacy
  459. Surprise
  460. Sustainability
  461. Sympathy
  462. Synergy
  463. Systemization
  464. Talent
  465. Teaching
  466. Teamwork
  467. Temperance
  468. Thankful
  469. Thorough
  470. Thoughtful
  471. Thrift
  472. Tidiness
  473. Timeliness
  474. Tolerance
  475. Tough
  476. Traditional
  477. Tranquility
  478. Transcendence
  479. Transparency
  480. Trustworthiness
  481. Truth
  482. Understanding
  483. Unflappability
  484. Uniqueness
  485. Unity
  486. Universal
  487. Usefulness
  488. Utility
  489. Valor
  490. Value Creation
  491. Variety
  492. Victorious
  493. Vigor
  494. Virtue
  495. Vision
  496. Vitality
  497. Vivacity
  498. Volunteering
  499. Warmth
  500. Watchful
  501. Wealth
  502. Welcoming
  503. Willfulness
  504. Willingness
  505. Winning
  506. Wisdom
  507. Wittiness
  508. Wonder
  509. Work under pressure
  510. Work with others
  511. Work/Life Balance
  512. Working alone
  513. Worldwide
  514. Worthiness
  515. Youthfulness
  516. Zeal

Source

  1. jamesclear.com/core-values
  2. http://www.mantelligence.com/how-to-define-your-list-of-personal-values/
  3. http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2004/11/list-of-values/
  4. https://www.akpsi.org/admin/document.doc?id=486
  5. Photo via Visual hunt
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