Value Systems

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A value system is the ethical and moral values held by an individual both personally as an individual and as a member of a group. These values may be social, political, religious or professional.

An individual may possess several value systems that may have areas that overlap. Conflicts in values may be resolved if they can be segregated to an activity otherwise one value must supersede the other. A simple example of this is that of a Golfer, who believes that cheating is wrong, except when facing a difficult par 4.

Within a value system of a group, some individual differences are to be expected but certain traits will tend to dominate.

Some value systems are: