IPA Core – Values
The Norm governed
The creator of opinions
IPA Core – Values
The main purpose of the IPA Core Values Analysis is to bring inner values to light and reflect on whether the time is ripe to unlearn the values that are inappropriate for the life being lived now and to raise self-awareness about the landmarks that will help the individual into the future.
Deepening the basis of the IPA Core – Values (Value Analysis)
Values platform # 1
The Norm governed Platform
Being governed by external norms. Focus on integration – starting from others, being part of others, not standing out from others
Duty & Adaptation
- The adapted and norm-driven human being
- Thinking about gaining the acceptance and recognition of others
- The basic feeling is duty as well as fear of being different and fear of the stranger
- The relationship with others is based on adaptation. The conformist suppresses conflicts, problems and one’s own feelings
- Acts according to the norms set by others as well as who are friends and who are enemies (We and the others)
- Fear of making mistakes and expressing forbidden feelings (Shame)
Duty. Don’t highlight and expose yourself, keep your own feelings in, avoid conflict and bite the bullet. Knowing what you can and can’t do, fall in line. To be obedient and self-controlled and not to be a burden on others. Accept what is given to you and be modest and humble
Adaptation. Being nice in the eyes of others and living up to others’ expectations. Being polite and behaving in a neat and orderly manner. To be competent, fit and free from faults. To keep in shape, not stand out and not step aside.
Values platform # 2
The Authorative Platform
To embrace authority and define oneself as a responsible and autonomous person. Focus on differentiation – being different from others and starting from the self
- The adult, mature and authoritative / responsible person
- Thinking of living up to the goals, standards and ideals he / she sets for himself / herself
- The basic feeling is responsibility and freedom
- Recognizes the value of others and seeks the relationship to achieve something and / or become wiser about oneself
- Act in relation to doing good And finding the truth about oneself in its difference from others
- Fear not being able to live up to your own standards (Guilt)
Responsibility. Taking responsibility for oneself and others, living up to one’s own goals and standards, being competent and mastering life, understanding oneself, setting high goals, striving for personal progress, self-leadership, captain of one’s own ship, choosing one’s own goals.
Benefit. Gaining advantages, seeing own opportunities, alert and perceptive, taking advantage of every opportunity, competing with others. Strive for success and become the best in your field. Result and benefit seeking.
Values platform # 3
To meet the other person as they are and without reservations. Focus on integration – meeting people and connecting with all humanity
- The humanistic and relationship-oriented human being
- Thinking of himself as part of humanity – the common human
- The basic feeling is closeness, cohesion and contact with something greater than oneself
- The relationship with others is meaningful in itself and is based on depth, intimacy and dialogue
- Acts in relation to creating balance and harmony with oneself and one’s surroundings
- Fear not being able to save humanity from evil and misfortune
Insight. Meeting your fellow man and finding what is common. Believing in love and fighting for equality, respect and tolerance. To have a deep insight into both oneself and the other and learn through reflection. To create deep friendships and mature love.
Care. Understanding and caring for the other, empathising and paying attention to the other, listening, receiving and participating. Being generous, benevolent and helpful. Believing the best about other people.
Values platform # 4
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To be in touch with oneself, one’s own being and one’s own history, to be who one is and seek fulfilment and meaning. Focus on differentiation and integration, thinking in wholes and contexts
- The holistic and value-oriented human being
- Thinking about one’s own and others’ gaining insight into oneself and life paths
- The basic feeling is that there are universal truths and values. Everything is man-made
- In the relationship, he / she is the counselor, the pathfinder and the one who selflessly wants others to grow
- Acts in relation to being in touch with oneself and one’s inner life
- Fear Not being able to help people and humanity sufficiently, to be able to defend the great and universal values
Universality. Ethical commitment and responsibility to the great and universal values of justice, peace, the good and the beautiful. Finding one’s true and authentic self, inner balance and wisdom, and helping others to grow. To see wholes and intuitively understand the big picture.
Authenticity. The personal perspective, your interpretation depends on your own position, everyone must be what they want, everything is equally valuable, individualism, freedom from prejudice, do away with the old assumptions, find your unique talent, find your own path. Who am I and where am I going?
To start from oneself
Building on others
Integration and Differentiation in IPA Core Value Analysis
A key concept of personal development as seen by both Ken Wilber and Robert Kegan – and by extension Cook-Greuter – is the opposition between differentiation and integration… starting from oneself or starting from others.
According to Robert Kegan, the world is constructed through relationships. Man is fundamentally his relations, and the crucial pendulum movement of development is the movement between Integration – being like the others and Differentiation – being oneself. These two positions belong together and cannot be separated, and personal development occurs in the dynamic between the two apparent opposites. They are the force that moves us from one stage, from one position to the next position. As we move through life, we develop both the self, i.e. we create our personal identity and self-perception through this seeing of the world from the inside out, AND we enter into and develop relationships, thereby learning to see the world from the outside in. A balanced self-awareness requires both views.
Pendulum movement in IPA Core Value analysis
This is the basic evolutionary pendulum swing. And as we shall see, this pendulum swing will be a central part of the more concrete model underlying the development of Value Analysis.
Thus, a growing understanding of ourselves in relation to people, and people in relation to ourselves, is the very central point of conflict and the crucial dynamo for our developmental path. Development and maturation as a human being always involves a greater awareness and understanding of the relationship between myself and others. Maturity is therefore a question of self-awareness and self-knowledge from within, but also a question of deepening already existing relationships, of feeling greater responsibility towards the other, of knowing how I act on others, of increasingly understanding the ways in which others react, of being able to see through and analyse increasingly complex systems, of being able to think in terms of paradoxes and polarities, of being able to deal with dilemmas, etc.