Your values are extensions of yourselves. They are what define you. Many state the values they wish they had as a way to cover up the values they actually have. Instead of facing who they really are, they lose themselves in who they wish to become.
"Who the Fuck Am I?": The Ultimate Guide to Personal Values
Values are a part of us. They highlight what we stand for. Values guide our behavior, providing us with a personal code of conduct. When we honor our personal core values consistently, we experience fulfillment.
Knowing your personal values changes your behavior. For instance: When you value health, you don’t have to wrestle with managing impulse control as much. If you know a particular food or activity isn’t good for your body, you don’t want it.
Most people give feedback by making broad-based claims without providing evidence. Broad-based claims are interpreted as character evaluations and tend to be harmful. Constructive criticism highlights things can be changed and provides some indication of how to change them.