Personal Code of Ethics
Making decisions, either right or wrong, is a dilemma that almostevery individual has encountered. Ethics should be factored in anyaspect or dimension of making decisions. Ethics can be described fromdifferent perspectives. It may refer to acting in an appropriate wayor coming up with regimes and organizations that are liable. Beforedeciding on anything, I must evaluate the conformity, value, and theimpact of my decisions. Futhermore, I will keep on thinking deeplyuntil I come up with the final decision. In addition, for me toensure proper application of my personal code of ethics, I use somepersonal obligations that I have set. The obligations includespending enough time with my family and friends, always doing what isright, setting and achieving goals, ensuring exceptional results frommy performance, and valuing the trust and confidence from my familyand the society.
With time, my personal believes have resulted to some code of ethicswhich I believe best describe me. The code of ethics include personalintegrity, pursuit of excellence, honesty, kindness, generosity,justice and fairness, achievement of goals, zero tolerance to liars,hardworking, and loyalty. In effect, I have always vowed never tochange who I am or what I believe in for the sake of other people.Further, I always ensure to honor and keep the promises I make.
The code of ethics that define who I am is not intricate. Forinstance, when I want to decide on anything, I will not merely dependon instinct. It is because my core values (responsibility,excellence, personal integrity, decision making, as well as familyand ambition) are as a result of what my parents taught me. Inaddition, my personal code of ethics enable me to distinguish betweenwhat is right and what is unacceptable hence, determining my dailyemotions and actions. Through their actions, my parents have taughtme to always put family above everything else. Furthermore, they havetaught me to examine the morality of my probable actions using theend-based methodology (Banks, 2012). The end-based methodology isbased on the idea of evaluating the impact one’s actions to therest of family members.
To continue, there are three elements that that influence my valuesand morals. Before settling on any choice, I need to take part ininterior reflection, consider my family, lastly, consider my way oflife. On the off chance that anybody has experienced childhood in afamily, then it is not wrong to state that a large portion of themorals and values of such an individual are affected by the family(Reamer, 2013). A similar case applies to me. Despite the fact thatit has no say on my qualities and morals, the family I come from hastaught me to separate between upright and wicked morals since I was achild. What my folks showed me when I was a child still stays as ofnot long ago. They showed me that taking things without authorizationfrom the owner implies stealing, and stealing is evil.
Moreover, placing special emphasis on maintaining love for thefamily, achievement of goals, pursuit of excellence, and personalintegrity are as a result of the background I was brought up in.Therefore, when it comes to my personal actions, I always have highself-expectations. At least once in a week, I spend some timereflecting on who I am and comparing it to my best self potential.Since I am defined by my actions, I am compelled to honor somecommitments in my actions, both professional and personal (Andersonet al, 2015). The commitments include:
Spending enough time with my family and giving them support in all of their activities.
Valuing the confidence and trust from my community, friends, and my family.
Ensuring that I always do what is right and just.
Setting goals and working towards achieving them.
Ensuring exceptional results from my performance.
However, there are some things that I don’t like and they make mecrazy whenever I see or think about them. One such situation is whenother people expect me to think like them, act like them, and do whatthey do (Anderson et al, 2015). People were created differentlyhence, they are different in their own ways. Therefore, they shouldbe given a chance to express their freedom of speech, expression, andcode of conduct as long as they don’t interfere with other people’sfreedom and believes. Additionally, I hate lying as well as peoplewho lie. Saying the truth does not cost anything. Lying comes in manydifferent forms (Reamer, 2013). Some people lie to get some thingsout of other people. For example, people pretend to be disabled inorder to get assistance in terms of money or other things. All inall, forcing people to do things unwillingly and any form of lyingare the main things that make me crazy.
Sometimes what I think I am is not the same as what my friendsand other people think of me. For instance, my friends say that I amfunny when I think am not. Some say that I am strict, something thatI cannot deny. It is because I never tolerate or do anything that isagainst my personal code of ethics. Furthermore, they describe me ashonest, generous, hardworking, kind, and loyal. I am always convincedthat the description my friends give me is as a result of what Ibelieve in. Some of the things that I will never do include:
Changing myself for the sake of others.
Ill-treating people as I will expect them to treat me better.
Disregarding human rights and intentionally harming other people.
Acting in a manner that is unfair and unjust.
Breaking my promises and dishonoring my commitments.
Nonetheless, there are things I would like to change about myrelationship with other people. I always expect to be treated thesame way I treat others. It is not an easy thing since not all peoplebelieve in the same ideology. I always feel disappointed when peopledon’t treat me the same way I treat them. It is something amworking on, to give and never expect anything back (Reamer, 2013).
In conclusion, my personal code of conduct and ethics are alwaysthere to guide me in situations of ethical dilemma. I believe theethics are in line with any organization that I wish to join infuture. My personal code of conduct is not difficult to adhere tosince it is based on what my parents taught me as well as myeducational background.
Anderson, L. E., & Bolt, S. B. (2015). Professionalism: Skillsfor workplace success. Pearson.
Banks, S. (2012). Ethicalissues in youth work. Routledge.
Reamer, F. G. (2013). Socialwork values and ethics. ColumbiaUniversity Press.
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