Difference Between Beliefs And Values

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Beliefs are the assumptions we make about ourselves, about others in the world and about how we expect things to be. It is about how we think things actually are. Beliefs tend to be deep set and our values stem from our beliefs. It is the acceptance that something exits or is true especially one without proof. (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com) Values are about how we have learnt to think things have to be or people should to behave, especially in terms of qualities such as honesty, reliability and sincerity which when people are asked what are their values tend to be the main values. We usually use both beliefs and values to guide our attitudes, those two concepts are different, as mentioned before values stem from our beliefs while our…show more content…
Values represent what I aim for, my desires, my goals. They are abstract and defined by criteria. On the other hand beliefs are judgments that relate my values and criteria to my experience, in other words beliefs are the convictions which most of the time we hold to be true even without an actual proof or evidence, they are what give meaning or background to our values. Both our beliefs and values shape how we see our selves and the world around us, they act as filters for our perceptions, they make our reality and who we are. (www.researchgate.net). From the framework of our beliefs and values, attitudes arise and develop over time. Attitudes are the predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, object, person, or situation. Attitude influences an individual’s choice of action and response to challenges, incentives and rewards. (Business…show more content…
- The behavioral component is how an attitude influences the behavior. - The cognitive component represents the thoughts and beliefs about the subject. An example to illustrate the above, I am scared of spiders (affective), when I see a spider I scream or run (behavior), I believe that spiders are dangerous (cognitive) and those three components which are linked to ABC model could give me the motive to kill the spider. Attitudes are the recognized ways of responding to people and situations that we have learned, based on the beliefs, values and assumptions we hold. How we respond to circumstances and our behavior can reflect our attitude. However we can control our behavior in a way that does not reflect our beliefs and values. As a successful manager I have to adapt my behavior in a positive manner. There is a difference between beliefs values and attitude however they are all linked. Our beliefs and values can have an impact on our attitude and behavior. However we can use emotional intelligence to have positive attitude and adjust our behavior in

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