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Personal Values

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Card Sort Deck


Help Clients Discover Their Personal Values

The Personal Values Card Sort Deck provides you with an experiential way to help clients discover what is truly important to them. Using physical cards allows your clients to physically sort the cards into different piles, move them around, and carefully consider what they find important. These cards are great conversation starters.

Using physical cards is an experiential way to connect with your clients and help your clients connect with their values. Consider having a deck in your office for clients who come in, or send a deck to virtual clients.


How To Use the Personal Values Card Sort

There are many ways to use these cards; I encourage you to find a way that works for you. Below is one idea.

  1. Place anchor cards in order from either 1-5 (Not Important, Somewhat Important, Important, Very Important, Most Important) or 1-3 (Not Important, Important, Most Important).

  2. Shuffle the value cards, but keep the blank cards separate.

  3. Instruc the participant to sort the cards into appropriate piles without filtering themselves.

  4. Sort them into these different piles based on how important each one is to you. When you are done, if there are any other values that are important to you that are not mentioned on the cards, you can use the blank cards to add them." Note: you can use a dry-erase market on the cards.Here is an example of a script you could use: "These cards contain words describing values that are important to some people. Go ahead and s

  5. When the participant is finished, a next possible step is to have the participant pick out the top five or ten values that are the most important.

  6. You may wish to use these piles as conversation starters.


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If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to reach out. You can also schedule a phone call.

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