I read an interesting article today where a woman was complaining about how she frequently fails to recognize a bad romantic choice until it is too late. The advice given was that she needs to define her core values and use this to determine what she seeks in a partner. This led me to some internal soul-searching. I'm not in a quandary over romantic partners, but rather, what are my "Core Values?" At the author's suggestion, I Googled lists of core values, and you will find it quite comprehensive. The one I settled on listed about 200, but there were others that were much larger. She recommended bringing that level down to about 5.