The Values Profile

Many individuals never question their fundamental value systems- they let them guide their decisions and influence their beliefs without much thought. Although some adolescents enter a “rebellious period”, where they begin to question and challenge the values they were raised by, and are therefore involved in creating the values they live by in adulthood, many do not. In addition, even if someone did have a conscious phase where they questioned their values, they may now be so accustomed to their beliefs that they stop questioning them, and these beliefs have become so deep-seated that they are no longer thought of on a conscious level.

Therefore, we make decisions, hold attitudes, and behave in ways that are consistent with our values, rather than having to consciously weigh each decision as it comes. The problem with this passive approach is that eventually some people begin to drift in other directions and may begin to make decisions that are no longer in tune with the values that are most important to them. The results of this test can serve to remind or educate you of what values are most important to you.

In doing so, you can continue to be guided by these principles, but may do so on a more conscious level. If for some reason, you have been living in a way inconsistent with your values, you can seek to make changes in your life in order tohelp you become more content. Another important result of taking the test is that you can learn more about values in general, and can see that there are many different combinations of value types that influence those around you. Knowing (and accepting) that different people have different values will go a long way to enhance understanding between very different individuals. Aesthetic Synopsis Appreciates form, beauty, and harmony in life. Wants to be exposed to many different things in life. Respects and enjoys the arts. Soothed by creative expression. Your score = 82 What do your results mean?

Beauty is a form of genius-is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. Oscar Wilde You appear to be motivated by aesthetic values. This means that you wish to surround yourself with beauty, form and balance. You have a creative, unusual way of thinking, and want the environment that you surround yourself with to be reflective of that.

Without creative outlets, you will feel extremely stifled. If you work or live in unattractive, dreary environment, it probably has a very negative effect on you. You are open-minded, adventurous and like change. You have an adventurous nature, and you wish to see a lot of different things in your lifetime. As a result, you like travel, art, literature, music, and other forms of creative expression.

People with aesthetic values are open to many different paths in life. Their friends may often comment that they never know what these individual’s hair color/house/garden will look like next. It is possible that these individuals seek to be different out of a fear of being boring. In any case, they value being unusual/creative and seek to be surrounded by creative, whimsical thinkers. A career with lots of freedom and the opportunity to be creative is essential for those who share your values.

Attempts by employers to force aesthetic individuals to be more efficient or productive may backfire, as they have a different way of thinking and need to work in an unstructured environment. They can be very productive, but on their own terms and at their own pace. Creativity cannot be forced. Careers that people with aesthetic values enjoy include: artist, musician, TV producing, art directing, advertising design, museum or gallery work.