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What is the difference between Values and Beliefs?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Jan 13, 2021

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K. Gibson

K. Gibson

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K. Gibson, Corporate employee, MA, Gloucester

Answered Dec 22, 2020

When you say values, this is something that you would use to get to know what should be done in society. There are instances when you would know how well a person is raised based on the values that the person upholds. There are also some values that are unique in some cultures.

When you say “beliefs,” you are referring to things that you may find to be true once again based on how you are raised. For example, you are raised to believe in a certain type of religion. You cannot help but believe in the teachings of the religion that you have grown accustomed to.

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C. Adlai

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C. Adlai, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), California, USA

Answered Dec 21, 2020

Beliefs and values are two things that a person can hold close to them. Belief is something that you believe in.

For example, a person that practices Christianity believes in the faith. They follow a certain way of life, based off their belief in God and the world of God. Another example of belief is believing in a product or a person. You can do this by encouraging them or supporting them.

A value is shown through the actions we carry out. For example, a person going to church or ministering the world would show other people how highly they value their religion.

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S. Leo

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Answered Dec 15, 2020

Our values as human beings are our judgment of the things that we consider to be important in life. We try as much as possible to inculcate these things into our lives, and they eventually become the standards and principles of our behavior.

The effect of the things we hold as values can be seen in our behavior and character. Examples of values are courage, loyalty, respect, compassion, etc. These and many other examples of values have their ways of influencing our belief system. On the other hand, beliefs refer to the mental acceptance of things we see as truth.

Most times, what forms our beliefs are not things we have seen; they are just things we have been made to believe as truth. This is very common in religion, which is why your beliefs are often products of what your religion preaches. However, our beliefs, in turn, affect our values and morals.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

Beliefs are better described as suppositions that we agree with in life, and which sum up our method of making decisions. We derive conclusions from our causal interactions of the past, which led to the belief we now have and, in turn, have an effect on our decisions in the future. In a very dynamic world of ours where complexity is booming by the hour, relying on derivations from past experiences to make decisions about the future may not be the best way to support us in meeting our needs. Beliefs are conditional.

Values are rather general in nature. Values move beyond certain circumstances because they are based on what is important to us. They are a result of the experience of being human. Values are virtually sided by the side to our needs as humans.

Whatever we need—whatever is important to us or what is missing from our lives—is what we value. As life circumstances metamorphose, and as we mature and grow in our psychological development, our value priorities change, because of a change in needs accustomed with the new face of life.

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Daniel Frederic

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Answered Jul 21, 2020

Beliefs refer to the faith or trust we have in the reality of something. They are basically things that have formed our convictions about certain things in this life. Most times, beliefs are usually believed to be products of religion.

While most of our beliefs have their root from religion, there are other types of convictions we have that are not connected to religion. Some people don't belong to any religion but yet they have moral convictions about certain things.

For example, some people will tell you that divorce is against their beliefs, and this might not even have anything to do with religion. On the other hand, values are what we hold in high esteem that defines our life. Our values are usually a product of our belief system and they come from things that are important to us. Our beliefs are formed by the things we read, experience, see, hear, whereas the reflection of these things is what people think as our values.

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