I’m always trying to distinguish between causation and correlation; and I’m always trying to use measures as a tool for sense-making. By trying to create a whole person index, you’re shining a light on your own values, which makes this a very intriguing exercise. What could we learn about ourselves and what we think it means to be a whole person if we all created our own indices? This sounds like a great exercise!
In generating your list of characteristics, are you sensing much overlap? I’m asking because, when I do exercises like this, overlap indicates that items in my list may be symptoms and not root causes. In my experience, if I can find items which are more orthogonal to each other (less overlap), I gain greater insight and I’m able to drill down below correlation to causation.