Core Values List

Here is an extensive list of possible values to use in conjunction with the Values, Vision and Mission resource page:

Abundance – A great or plentiful amount

AcceptanceFavorable reception or belief in something

AccomplishmentDoing or finishing something successfully

AccountabilityObligation or willingness to accept responsibility and be answerable for ones actions

Accuracy – Conformity to fact. Precision; exactness.

Achievement – The act of accomplishing or finishing

AdaptableThe ability to modify behavior to fit changing situations

AdventureInclination to undertake new and daring enterprises

AllegianceLoyalty or the obligation of loyalty

AltruismUnselfish concern for the welfare of others

AmbitionAn eager or strong desire for achievement and the willingness to strive for its attainment

AppreciationRecognizing the quality, value or significance of people and things

Articulacy – Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

Assertiveness – Respectfully standing up for ones beliefs and thoughts

AspirationA strong or persistent desire for high achievement

AssiduousUnceasing; persistent; diligent

AuthenticityThe quality or condition of being trustworthy or genuine

AutonomyThe condition or quality of being independent

Aware – Informed, alert, knowledgeable and sophisticated

Balance – A state of equilibrium between the key components of life

BenevolenceAn inclination to perform kind, charitable acts

Bold – Beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action

Brilliance – Exceptional clarity and agility of intellect or invention

Calmness – Serenity; tranquility; peace

CamaraderieGoodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends

CaringFeeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others

Challenge – The desire to test of one’s abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertakings

ChangeabilityThe ability to modify or adapt to differing circumstances

CharityGenerosity toward others or toward humanity

ChastityThe condition of being of virtuous character

CheerfulThe quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

CitizenshipExercising the duties rights, and privileges of being a citizen

Class – Excellence or elegance, in dress, design, or behaviour

Clear thinkingActing intelligently without mental confusion

CollaborationTo work cooperatively especially in a joint intellectual effort

CommitmentBeing bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons

CommunitySharing, participation, and fellowship with others

CompassionDeep awareness of the suffering of others and the wish to relieve it

CompetenceThe state or quality of being adequately or well qualified

CompetitiveTo strive to do something better than someone else or yourself

ComposureMaintaining a tranquil or calm state of mind

ConcernRegard for or interest in someone or something

ConscientiousThe trait of being painstaking and careful

ConsiderationThoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect for others

ConsistencyReliability or uniformity of successive results or events

ConstancySteadfastness in purpose

CooperationThe willing association and interaction of a group of people to accomplish a goal

CourageThe state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger or fear with confidence and resolution

CourtesyCivility; consideration for others

Creativity – the generation of new ideas or concepts

CredibilityWorth y of belief or confidence. Trustworthy.

DecencyConformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty

Decisive – Characterized by decision and firmness; resolute.

DedicationSelfless devotion of energy or time

DemocracyThe principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community

DependabilityThe trait of being reliable

DeterminationFirmness of will, strength, purpose of character

Discipline – Act in accordance with rules

Diversity – A point of respect in which things differ; variety

EasygoingRelaxed or informal in attitude or standards

EducationObtaining or developing knowledge or skill through a learning process

EfficiencyThe quality of producing an effect or result with a reasonable degree of effort to energy expended

EmpathyIdentification with and understanding of another’s situation, feelings, and motives.

EncouragementThe act of incitement to action or to practice

EqualityThe right of different groups of people to receive the same treatment

Equity The state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair

ExcellenceState of possessing good qualities to a high degree

FairnessConsistent with rules, logic, or ethics

FaithConfident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing

FaithfulAdhering firmly and devotedly to someone or something that elicits or demands one’s fidelity

FidelityFaithfulness; loyalty or devotion

FlexibilityResponsive to change

Focus – Able to concentrate intently

ForgivenessThe willingness to stop blaming or being angry with someone

FortitudeThe strength or firmness of mind that enables a person to face danger, pain or despondency with stoic resolve

Freedom – The power to determine action without restraint

FriendshipA relationship between people based on mutual esteem and goodwill

Fun – Enjoyment and playfulness

GenerosityLiberality in giving or willingness to give

GentleThe quality of being mild and docile

GenuineNot spurious or counterfeit

Giving – To present voluntarily and without expecting compensation

GoodnessMorally right, or admirable because of kind, thoughtful, or honest behavior

GoodwillA friendly attitude in which you wish that good things happen to people

Gracious – pleasantly kind, benevolent, and courteous.

GratitudeA feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

HardworkingIndustrious and tireless

HelpfulThe property of providing useful assistance or friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition

HonestyFairness and straightforwardness of conduct

HonorPrincipled uprightness of character; personal integrity

HopeThe feeling that something desired can be had or will happen

HumilityFeeling that you have no special importance that makes you better than others

Independent – Freedom from the control, influence, support, or the like, of others.

Individuality – The particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person from others

IndustriousThe characteristic of regularly working hard

Influence – The ability to move or impel a person to some action

IngenuityCleverly Inventive skill or imagination; Resourceful

InitiativeAbility to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task

Insightful – Characterized by or displaying insight; perceptive

IntegrityStrict adherence to moral values and principles

Intelligence – The capacity for learning, reasoning and understanding

JoyIntense or exultant happiness

JusticeConformity to moral rightness in action or attitude

KindnessThe quality or state of being beneficent

Law-abidingAbiding by the encoded rules of society

Leadership – The act or instance of leading; guidance; direction

Learning – The act or process of acquiring knowledge or skill

LibertyThe right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing.

LoveA feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person or idea

LoyaltyA feeling or attitude of devotion, attachment and affection.

Mindful – Being attentive, aware, or careful

ModerationHaving neither too little or too much of anything

ObedienceCompliance with that which is required; subjection to rightful restraint or control.

Open-minded – Receptive to new ideas. Unprejudiced; unbigoted; impartial

Open – Unreserved, candid, or frank. To disclose, reveal, or divulge

OpportunityFavorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances

OptimismA bright, hopeful view and expectation of the best possible outcome

PatienceThe ability to accept delay, suffering, or annoyance without complaint or anger

PeaceFreedom from war or violence

PerseveranceSteady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose

Personal Growth – The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and experience for the purpose of enhancing individual performance and self-perception

Philanthropy – An altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement,

Practicality – Mindful of results, usefulness, advantages or disadvantages of an action or procedure. Matter-of-fact

Professionalism – The standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur.

Promise-keepingKeeping your word that that you will certainly do something

PrudenceDoing something right because it is the right thing to do

Punctuality – Adherence to the exact time of a commitment or event

PurityMoral goodness

ReasonThe ability to think and make good judgments

RecognitionAn acceptance as true or valid

ReconciliationEnabling two people or groups adjust the way they think about divergent ideas or positions so they can accept both

ReliabilityConsistent performance upon which you can depend or trust

RepentanceRemorse or contrition for past conduct

ResilienceThe ability to rebound quickly from misfortune or change

ResourcefulThe ability to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations

RespectShowing regard or consideration for.

ResponsibilityThat for which someone is responsible or answerable

Results-oriented – Maintain focus on obtaining a notable or successful result or response; be effective

RighteousThe state of being morally upright; without guilt or sin

SacrificeTo give up something for something else considered more important

Sagacity – Acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment

Self-controlControl of personal emotions, desires, or actions by one’s own will

SensitivityAwareness of the needs and emotions of others

SerenityCalmness of mind and evenness of temper

SharingTo allow others to participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns

Significance – The quality of being significant or having a meaning

Simplicity – Freedom from complexity and intricacy. Absence of pretentiousness.

SincerityGenuineness, honesty, and freedom from duplicity

SobrietyHabitual freedom from inordinate passion or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; seriousness

StaminaThe physical or mental strength to do something for a long time

StewardshipThe careful conducting, supervising, or managing of something

Strength – Moral power, firmness, or courage

SupportiveFurnishing support or assistance

ThoughtfulThe tendency to anticipate needs or wishes

ToleranceRecognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others

Tradition – The customary or characteristic method or manner

TranquilityA state of calm and peacefulness

TrustworthyThe trait of deserving confidence

UnderstandingKnowing how something works or a positive, truthful relationship between people

Unique – Not typical; unusual

Unity – Oneness of mind and feeling among a number of persons; Concord, harmony or agreement

VirtueDoing something right because it is the good thing to do

Vitality – Exuberant physical strength or mental vigor.

Warmth  The quality of being intimate and attached

Willing – Cheerfully consenting or ready

WisdomThe ability to make good judgments based on what you have learned from your experience

Witty – Amusingly clever in perception and expression

Zeal – Fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence;

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