Ethics Awareness Inventory Analysis
The Ethics Awareness Inventory is a system that helps individuals self-assesses his or her personal reflections. College of Arts and Sciences on Ethics Awareness Inventory (2003) states, “Helps individuals understand and articulate the underlying principles associated with their ethical perspective. A firm understanding of the foundations of individual ethical thought facilitates improved group communication and decision-making.” In the completion of the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) assignment, my results have concluded that my ethical profile is most closely aligned with character and is least closely aligned with obligation. The EAI profile helps ones to recognize his or her perspectives as he or she views the use of ethics. Personally and professionally, I have always believed in the saying, “Right is right and wrong is wrong”. Without it, I feel it is impossible for me to handle situations differently than what I do not see fit. Since enrolling at University of Phoenix in 2009, I do not believe my educational experience has affected my ethical thinking. If anything, it has strengthen and made me more knowledgeable about how my character will be delivered from another perspective.
My outlook is so far important to me because I do not want my reasoning to hinder what I can be, rather than what ones visualize it to be. The analysis profile on Ethic Awareness Inventory helps determined a person individuals’ ethics perspective is/are closely aligned with. The scoring category suggest based on my results of C.O.R.E. such as: character, obligation, results and equity. My score on character is a seven and my core on obligation is a four. The ethical style for my character suggested that, “You value such qualities as honesty, wisdom, and integrity, and you place greater emphasis on demonstrating these qualities than on following the rules” (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008). I totally, believe that to be accurate with my personality and my philosophy towards an individual ability of his or her character. I believe my only frustration with foreshadowing a person’s character will be to deal with the fact that everyone will not have to same values as your own. The ethical style for obligation suggests that, “You believe that human beings have intrinsic value—we have a right to individual respect. Therefore, you cannot support social traditions and policies aimed at “the best interests of society as a whole” if any individual is denied the opportunities to which she/he is entitled as a human being. Your approach to ethics requires that, within legal and humane limits, people should be allowed to make their own choices” (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2008). My frustration with obligation is how individuals define what is right and wrong. This potentially differentiates my personal beliefs to others.
Self-assessments and self- reflections of our personal perspectives on ethics is essential to understand what is morally right or wrong. Although, my results still stand and closely resemble my own personal beliefs. I believe in time, my results towards ethics with continue to provide more insights as to how individuals reach ethical decisions when engaging with others.
References College of Arts and Sciences (2008). Background Information of Ethical Awareness Inventory. Retrieved from Gen/480 Interdisciplinary Capstone Coursehttps://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/uc/gen480/gen480ethicsinfo.htm The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (2008). Ethics Awareness Inventory Profile. Retrieved from https://classroom.phoenix.edu/afm213/secure/view-attachment.jspa?ID=25812355&messageID=189610930&name=EAI%20profiles.pdf&view=inline