Motivation Drivers Profiler
"There is no failure, only feedback"


To use this Profiler, answer the 45 questions below as spontaneously as you can. When you have answered all 45, click Score.

  1. When I need to do something unpleasant, I usually . . .
    a. put it off until the last minute.
    b. get it done to make room for more enjoyable things.

  2. When it comes to jobs and relationships . . .
    a. do you stay until you can no longer tolerate it.
    b. keep looking for the right one to match your dreams.

  3. When I take time to relax, I like . . .
    a. doing something safe and familiar.
    b. going places and doing things that are new and interesting.

  4. People sometimes describe me as . . .
    a. someone always thinking about the possibilities.
    b. a devil's advocate.

  5. If a colleague asked your opinion on a piece of work they had done, would you be more likely to:
    a. focus on which parts you thought were good?
    b. focus on which parts needed improvement?

  6. Do you generally:
    a. find it easy to decide such matters as which car or computer to buy or where to go for an evening out?
    b. prefer to ask around to find out what others recommend?

  7. Do you:
    a. need someone else to tell you what to do?
    b. feel happiest when making your own choices?

  8. Do you:
    a. know when you have done something well?
    b. need another person to give you feedback?

  9. When you see an advertisement for a product or service do you:
    a. believe that it must be good if other people endorse it?
    b. make up your own mind about its benefits?

  10. When you are with friends, are you more likely to:
    a. take the lead in making decisions on things such as where to go for a meal?
    b. be influenced by other people's opinions or wishes?

  11. Do you
    a. read instruction manuals word-for-word?
    b. skim to get a rough idea of what to do?

  12. When giving someone else instructions, are you more likely to:
    a. give them precise information on every aspect of what they have to do?
    b. leave many finer points to them to work out?

  13. I enjoy learning
    a. concepts and ideas
    b. specific tasks or skills

  14. When telling someone about an event you attended, would you probably:
    a. tell them all about it, including everything that happened
    b. give them an overview of what happened

  15. When working on a project, do you:
    a. like to make sure it is all done correctly
    b. prefer to leave it to someone else to check that each specific element is completed

  16. When you meet new people, do you
    a. notice people who are different from you
    b. notice people with whom you have things in common

  17. When visiting someone's home, do you
    a. notice if a picture on the wall is at an angle, and want to straighten it
    b. not notice such things

  18. When shopping for clothes, do you
    a. like to try out new styles and colours
    b. tend to stick to same ones you have always worn

  19. When in a group, do you
    a. notice the similarities between you and the others
    b. notice how you differ from others

  20. When you think about your career now, do you:
    a. think about the similar jobs you have done over the years
    b. think about how things have changed over the years

  21. At work, my brain ticks over best in an environment where I can ...
    a. do things the right way, using tried and tested methods to a successful result
    b. be creative, think outside the box, allow my imagination to run riot

  22. I prefer the kind of clothes shops where ...
    a. eveything is mixed up and every rail is a surprise
    b. everything is co-ordinated and neatly stacked

  23. When it comes to managing my finances ...
    a. I've worked out a good way of doing them, but I often find myself modifying it
    b. I work them out in the same way every time; if it works, why change it?

  24. When I'm getting ready to go out to work or an evening out, I have ...
    a. a set routine of showering, dressing, etc; it doesn't feel quite right if I can't follow my routine
    b. no particular way of getting ready; I vary it from day to day

  25. I would choose to buy a particular mobile phone because ...
    a. I was in the right shop at the right time and just happened to see one I liked
    b. it matched my criteria and needs

  26. Which do you generally prefer
    a. to work with others
    b. to work alone

  27. Does new and non-routine interaction with others
    a. tax your reserves
    b. stimulate and energise you

  28. Do you prefer
    a. many friends with brief contact
    b. a few friends with more lengthy contact

  29. In company do you
    a. initiate conversation
    b. wait to be approached

  30. Are you more inclined to be
    a. easy to approach
    b. somewhat reserved

  31. Do you go more by
    a. facts
    b. principles

  32. Do you prize more in yourself
    a. a vivid imagination
    b. a strong sense of reality

  33. In doing ordinary things are you more likely to
    a. do it the usual way
    b. do it your own way

  34. Are you more likely to trust your
    a. hunch
    b. experience

  35. Do you feel
    a. more practical than ingenious
    b. more ingenious than practical

  36. Which person is more to be complimented
    a. one of strong feeling
    b. one of clear reason

  37. Are you more inclined to be
    a. fair-minded
    b. sympathetic

  38. Are you more often
    a. a cool-headed person
    b. a warm-hearted person

  39. Are you more
    a. firm than gentle
    b. gentle than firm

  40. Are you more comfortable in making
    a. value judgements
    b. logical judgements

  41. Which situation appeals to you more
    a. the unstructured and unscheduled
    b. the structured and scheduled

  42. Do you want things
    a. settled and decided
    b. unsettled and undecided

  43. Do you prefer the
    a. unplanned event
    b. planned event

  44. Do you tend to be more
    a. deliberate than spontaneous
    b. spontaneous than deliberate

  45. Which is more admirable:
    a. the ability to adapt and make do
    b. the ability to organise and be methodical

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