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Motivation assessment scale

Discover what internal drivers motivate you using our motivators assessment. Gyfted’s motivational assessment scale provides you with immediate feedback on what drives you.

Scientific assessments, with this one grounded on key incentives of motivation.

This motivation test is based on a scientifically validated psychometric item inventory of the motivation assessment scale. It assesses factors that drive you – basically what the key motivators in your professional life are.


Gyfted’s free motivators assessment provides you with insights into what your personal motivation factors are. You will be able to better understand what your attitudes and drives are when it comes to motivation in the workplace and career as well as how your personality affects them.

Why is this of value to me?

Knowing what energizes you at work can help you find strategies that fit your personality. This knowledge can help you develop an individual psychological inventory that will lead you to the best results.
This career drivers assessment is also useful for understanding whether you are a competitive person, whether you are inclined to self-appreciation or self-comparison, what your desire to learn and cooperation skills are like. Use it as a tool to focus on things that drive you to success.

How you can use this test?

Ways you can use your motivation quiz results:
Get a list of things that motivate you and use it as an inventory
Become more self-aware of what your drivers to success are and focus on them
Share your motivators test results with friends and see how you compare

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What's Inside? Get immediate feedback by measuring these traits in you

Personal Mastery
this scale measures your desire for personal growth and self-improvement. A high score suggests that you are highly motivated by the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge, and potential, and that you continually seek to improve yourself and attain a high level of proficiency in your pursuits.
Competitive Drive
this scale assesses your motivation to compete and succeed over others. A high score on this scale indicates that you are motivated by opportunities to demonstrate your superiority or dominance, and you thrive in situations where you can outperform others.
Productive Stress
this scale measures how much you are motivated by challenges and high-pressure situations. A high score suggests that you find stress and challenges energizing and inspiring, and that you are able to use these situations to fuel your motivation and productivity.

Motivation assessment scale

The Motivational Assessment Test, alternatively known as motivation style test or drive assessment, can help identify what motivates you at work and in life. By understanding your motivators, you can better align your career and personal goals, leading to greater satisfaction and achievement.
The Motivational Assessment is grounded in several theories of motivation, including Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Herzberg's two-factor theory, and Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan.

Assessment Insights

This Motivational Assessment helps individuals understand their primary motivational drivers. This understanding can guide goal-setting and decision-making, promoting personal growth. In interpersonal settings, it can aid in predicting behavior and fostering mutual understanding.

For example, in the workplace, the Motivational Assessment can be used to identify the best fit for a particular job or project. By understanding an individual's primary motivators, employers can assign tasks that align with their strengths and interests, leading to increased job satisfaction and productivity. Additionally, the assessment can be used to identify potential conflicts within a team. For instance, if one team member is motivated by competition while another is motivated by collaboration, the team leader can work to find a balance that satisfies both individuals. Overall, the Motivational Assessment can be a valuable tool for improving communication, teamwork, and overall job performance.

Scientific and Empirical Foundations

Maslow's hierarchy of needs: Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50(4), 370-396.

Herzberg's two-factor theory: Herzberg, F., Mausner, B., & Snyderman, B. B. (1959). The motivation to work (Vol. 1). John Wiley & Sons.

Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan: Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1985). Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior. Plenum.

Application of motivation theories in personal growth: Elliot, A. J., & Dweck, C. S. (Eds.). (2005). Handbook of competence and motivation. The Guilford Press.

Use of motivational assessment in the workplace: Latham, G. P., & Pinder, C. C. (2005). Work motivation theory and research at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 485-516.

Role of motivation assessment in team dynamics: Steers, R. M., Mowday, R. T., & Shapiro, D. L. (2004). Introduction to special topic forum: The future of work motivation theory. Academy of Management Review, 29(3), 379-387.

Importance of motivation assessment in leadership development: Locke, E. A., & Latham, G. P. (2004). What should we do about motivation theory? Six recommendations for the twenty-first century. Academy of Management Review, 29(3), 388-403.

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      Frequently asked questions

      How to figure out what motivates you?

      “Living an inspired life in line with one’s beliefs and values, and when one is engaged in work that is purposeful and meaningful, motivation naturally occurs,” - John Fendley.
      To find what motivates you, you have to do some self-examination, self-reflection, and get honest about how you’ve gotten to where you are and how you will get to where you want to go next. The easiest way is to use the motivational assessment tool.

      What are the key career motivations?

      The key motivators in the workplace are best described as level relative to two different sources of motivation within three main areas:
      1. Productive Stress
      Positive & Untouched – respond well to stress and tend not to overthink.
      Emotionality & Temperamental - tend to have a high emotional response and might be motivated to avoid some situations.
      2. Personal Mastery
      Practicality & Realistic approach - accomplish work demands using trusted approaches.
      Desire to learn & Mastery - willing to expand their knowledge and improve their skillset.
      3. Competitive Drive
      Competitiveness & Self-comparison - tend to evaluate their performance relative to their peers and are energized by competition.
      Cooperativeness & Self-appreciation - avoid competitive situations and look more for intrinsic motivations.

      What is a motivational test?

      A motivational assessment tool is a test that helps one understand what makes one act in a certain way and make a decision while fulfilling various tasks. It's about evaluating an individual's interests, desires, and preferences and using this information to know what drives them to commit to some strategies and not others.
      Such assessments examine what your sources of motivation are. The feedback may challenge some of your assumptions about yourself and how you work, and it may be very helpful to your making changes or adapting your behaviors accordingly.

      What is the difference between values and motivations?

      Values determine ideals, principles, morals, and conduct. They serve self-exploration, self-enhancement, and self-recognition.
      Motivation is a willingness to act. It is what makes a person act in a certain way and make specific decisions.
      Different types of values dictate incentives in motivation. When one’s motivation and values work together it means that a person enjoys the process (motivations) and it feels important (value).
      One of the ways to find out one’s values is to take the PVQ Schwartz test which is a self-report questionnaire. It is based on Schwartz’s theory of basic values that outlines the importance of core values in life.

      What is the motivation assessment scale?

      The Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS) is a tool used to assess an individual's level of motivation in various areas of their life. It is typically used in clinical settings to evaluate motivation for treatment and track progress over time. The MAS is a self-report measure.
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