Personal Values Assessment

Ever wonder "what are my values"? Discover what values guide your life using our free online values assessment. Get feedback to learn what motivates you at a fundamental level. Use this personal values test to compare yourself with friends.

Scientific assessments, with this one grounded on Schwartz’s model of values.

Our Personal Values Assessment is based on Schwartz’s theory of basic values. It assesses 10 universal personal beliefs in life using a scientifically validated scale.


Gyfted’s free values survey questionnaire provides you with insights into core principles that guide your life. You will be able to better understand your core values which fuel your motivations and actions.

Why is this of value to me?
Knowing your values is especially important as they are tied to your motivations and moral compass. They guide our attitudes, beliefs, ideals, and judgments and prepare us to determine our actions according to their consequences.
This core beliefs quiz is also very useful for understanding your genuine motivations. Use it as a tool to make better choices as a student, as well as in your work and in life based on what is meaningful to you and is in line with your beliefs and principles.

How you can use this test?

Ways you can use your values test results:
Understand better what makes you take action and what influences your decisions
Become more focused by being more self-aware of what your personal beliefs are
Share your values assessment results with friends and see how you compare

How it works?

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        Frequently asked questions

        What is the Schwartz values survey?

        The Schwartz values survey is a self-report questionnaire that includes value items that represent ten motivationally distinct universal human values. It is based on Schwartz’s theory of basic values which outlines the importance of core values in life. He defines values as desirable, trans-situational goals, varying in importance, that serve as guiding principles in people’s lives. (Schwartz et al. 2012)

        What are the 10 values in the Schwartz model?

        The Schwartz theory of basic values identifies 10 core personal values, which are differentiated by the underlying goal or motivation. They include:
        Self-Direction – independent, action–choosing, creating, and exploring
        Stimulation – excitement, and novelty
        Hedonism – pleasure for oneself
        Achievement – personal success by demonstrating competence
        Power – social status, control, or dominance
        Security – safety, harmony, and stability
        Conformity – restraint of actions likely to upset or harm others
        Tradition – respect, commitment, and acceptance of the customs
        Benevolence – preserving and enhancing the welfare of close people
        Universalism – appreciation, and protection of the welfare of all people and nature

        What is a personal values system?

        The personal value system determines behavior, ideals, principles, morals, and conduct. It serves self-exploration, self-enhancement, and self-recognition. Values are “freely chosen, verbally constructed consequences of ongoing, dynamic, evolving patterns of activity, which establish predominant reinforcers for actions that are intrinsic in engagement in the valued behavioral pattern itself” (Wilson & DuFrene, 2009, p. 66).

        How to determine personal values?

        Several tools help identify different types of values in life. One of the most scientifically valid tests that our quiz is based on is the Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) grounded on Schwartz’s theory of values. (Schwartz et al. 2012)
        The Valued Living Questionnaire is another self-report quiz that helps to identify the values that we think are most important to us, suggests how they influenced our actions over the past week and how our actions are consistent with values (Wilson, Sandoz, Kitchens, & Roberts, 2010). The Personal Values Assessment also aims to assess the underlying causes of our actions by measuring how aligned we are to our internal values and judgment at present. This test also suggests ways to restore mental balance and reduce internal conflicts by reflecting our values on our actions.

        How do you assess your own personal values?

        Use Gyfted’s Personal Values Quiz on this page to assess your values and understand how they impact your everyday decisions and motivations. Values are like a signpost that tells us which way to go to get where we want and to get what we desire at a fundamental, intrinsic level.
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