- Describe your personality (choose 3 power words)
Personally, it is hard for me to describe my personality on my own perspective. However,
with an honest personal-assessment, I would describe my personality as a generous person especially to those who are less fortunate individuals, perceptive to the things around me, both in humanity and the environment, and enthusiastic in every task or matter that I usually do in life.
- Explain your primary ethical perspectives.
- What are the ways that you try to live an ethically good life and why do you think
that these ways are the best ways?
Ethically, living a good life is one of the goals of every human being who wish for world peace and unity. I would say that being honest to my own self, compassionate with other people, and trust in God at all times. In my own point of view, being honest to oneself can bring genuine peace within your mind, body, and soul. A person with an honest heart harvests goodness and honesty from others. Being compassionate varies in different person’s perspective or lifestyle; however, let us be reminded that a compassionate person can move mountains. Compassion is love, and love is everything.
Love defines the undefined matters in life. Lastly, trusting God without any doubt, a person can live his life peacefully despite some obstacles that come his way, determined to keep moving forward yet consider his experiences, and flourishes every moment of his existence.
- Feel free to include ethical theory and analysis that you have learned about in
One of the ethical theories I learned is the Virtue Ethics by Aristotle. Morality is determined based on specific virtues, exemplified by a person of noble or virtuous character.
- What are your primary values?
My primary values are compassion, generosity, honesty, trust, and respect.
- What specific activities reflect your primary values? (e.g., “saving money to help the
needy” or “protecting the environment”)
The specific activity that strongly reflects on my primary values is my dream to open a Foster Home for less fortunate and abused children. A foster home is associated with my primary values such as compassion, generosity, honesty, trust, and respect. My heart speaks so loud for these children because I personally experienced seeing them suffer from the abusive and heartless people around them. In my own special way, I could extend my resources to let them feel that they are important as a human being and in the society. They deserve more happiness and respect. Through my efforts and devotion to help these children will motivate them to trust themselves, express their selves freely, and grow as willful and strong adults in the future.
- What are your primary beliefs about life and the way that you interact in your place of
business or work?
My primary beliefs about life, people exist in this world for a Reason, anything in this world is Possible, and every day is a Gift.
- What causes do you participate or hope to participate in?
I hope to participate in UNICEF, working to promote and protect the rights of children.
Aim to offer the best quality of life for every child through programs that assist them survive and flourish.
- What are your pet peeves?
I am annoyed when others interrupt when someone is speaking.
- What are your goals, dreams, or plans for the future both professionally as well as
Professionally, to finish my degree and open the Foster Home for less fortunate and abused children in our area. Personally, I would be happy to see my children grow responsible enough and flourish in life with their own family in the future.
- Have you ever had any unusual experiences? (e.g., “Worked in the peace corps in the Sudan,” “Went to school in Germany,” “Survived a severe storm,” “Met a famous person,” “Home-schooled my kids.”)
At my age, I would say that I have many unusual experiences in life. One thing that remains fresh in my mind until now is that when I met a beggar who shared his own umbrella to a pregnant woman. I was alone when I was caught in the street with pouring rains and nowhere to go to keep myself away from the situation. I was surprise when an old woman, a beggar offered her tattered umbrella to a pregnant woman, and that pregnant woman was me. The beggar was so kind and I appreciated her kindness among the people who were there, she was the only Samaritan I considered her to be.
- Do you belong to any groups or have any affiliations that help to orient your life?
I belong to a Spiritual or Religious Affiliation in our area. All people experienced many
challenges, confrontation, or distress. People are trapped with these difficulties and it leads to lose peace of mind, faith to survive, and forget innermost peace. My religious affiliation provides an open-mind, a safe and supportive way in everything especially my emotions.
Reflection Prompt for Personal Profile Activity
- If you were running a business, what are the three ethical virtues or principles that you
would use to create the optimally ethical environment for your company?
The three ethical principles that I would use to create an ethical environment for my company are the combination utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics.
- Please explain why you chose each virtue or principle and how it would foster good
business. Feel free to be creative here and to not abide by common standards of morality if you do not think that it is important to abide by certain standards in business. For example, you might claim that honesty is the best policy. However, someone might claim that it would actually be best to foster deception in order to maximize profits. Either way, explain why you chose the various principles.
Utilitarianism is the ethical theory that evaluates the morality of the action or rules in terms of its consequences, and it is seen as moral if it produces the greatest net good for the greatest number. It is important to remember that deontologists do not deny that acts have consequences; however, the point is that those consequences should not play a role in evaluating the morality actions. Deontological ethics focuses on the will of the people acting, the intention in carrying out the act, and the rule according to which the act is carried out. Deontology focuses on the duties and obligations one has in carrying out actions rather than on the consequences of those actions. Virtue ethics is an approach to moral and ethical questions that focuses on a character of a person.
In utilitarianism business, the principle grasps the morally right guiding principle in any condition produces the greatest balance of benefits greater than harms. The guiding principle produces maximum benefits for everyone; utilitarianism does not care whether the benefits are produced by manipulation, lies, or force. Business responsibility defined as the net benefits that build up to those parties influenced by the choice.
Deontology provides the framework for a general approach for avoiding certain ethical issues in the business. It focuses the rights of all individuals and the intentions of the person performing the action. It differs quite a bit from utilitarian view of ethics and it would not allow the harming of some individuals in order to help other individuals. Each person should be treated in the same level of respect and nobody should be treated as a means in the end. As suggested that the principles of ethics are permanent and unchanged. The obligation to following this principle is at the heart of the ethical behavior. The rights of the individual are rounded with what they call the natural law. In business, the one who show case the duty-based or deontological based, ethics justify the actions and behaviors honoring the policy or in terms of satisfaction of the customers. Generally, deontology focuses on the act and not the consequence of the act.
Virtue ethics is a theory that attracts the increasing interest from business ethicists. In essence, the virtue in virtue-ethics is the desirable character trait, the courage that lies between two extremes, such as rashness and cowardice. It is involved in a persistent quest to find balance in decision-making. It does not apply any specific rules in making decisions, but attempts to make decisions that are consistent with the search of a particular kind of excellence that in turn demands exercising sound moral judgment guided by such virtues as wisdom, courage, fairness, temperance, consistency, and integrity.
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