When it comes to ethics, there are as many points of view as there are people. However, most find themselves viewing ethics through a particular lens. Reputation, results, relationships and reputation are the four notable lenses. On the rare occasion a person is tested to have no ethical lens. I happen to be one of these people. I can’t say whether it was my upbringing or the traumas I endured as a youth that led me down this path. I have been tested several times to discover my ethical lens, always getting the same result. I feel this is part of the reason the military chose me for the tasks that it did. Because I favor no ethical lens I have no blind spots either. It makes me uncomfortable at times, but for the most part I have accepted this as part of who I am. While my lack of a preferential lens may be true, I still have my own strengths and weaknesses. As far as strengths go, I tend to take a balanced perspective of people and situations. I don’t make assumptions about how others react or behave in a certain manner. In addition to this, I am able to access different decision making skill sets for different problems. When it comes to weaknesses, I have to admit that I sometimes feel the need to make sure that others agree with my opinion. This can come off has harsh and domineering. I can sometimes have a superiority complex as well. Taking all of this into consideration, I can evaluate my values and the behaviors that result from my decisions. In general, I value sensibility, rationality, autonomy, and equality equally. This means that if a situation arises I try to find a solution that works in accord with these principles. I can also summon the classical values of temperance, prudence, justice and fortitude as required. What this really means is that when I need to choose a course of action I do what is required at the time in accordance with my on value system. While I might make a decision for another person, it is the situation and not the threat of other’s perceived reactions that guide my actions. While knowing one’s ethical lens can help a person to better understand themselves, the lack of one can also shed some light on personality and perspective. Armed with this information, I can better assess my own personal reactions to external stimuli and create a deeper understanding of self.