Self Assessment Questionnaire
What Motivates You?
Label each of the 15 statements according to how accurately it describes you.
Place the appropriate number from the scale below on the line before each
Not Like Me
Somewhat Like Me
______1. I enjoy working hard.
______2. I enjoy competition and winning.
______3. I want/have lots of friends.
______4. I enjoy a difficult challenge.
______5. I enjoy being in charge.
______6. I want to be liked by others
______7. I want to know how I am progressing as I complete tasks.
______8. I confront people who do things I disagree with.
______9. I tend to build close relationships with co-workers.
_____10. I enjoy setting and achieving realistic goals.
_____11. I enjoy influencing other people to get my way.
_____12. I enjoy belonging to groups and organizations.
_____13. I enjoy the satisfaction of completing a difficult task.
_____14. In a leaderless situation I like to take charge.
_____15. I enjoy working with others more than working alone.
• Motivation Self-Assessment
Before scoring your answers, predict which of the
following describes your most powerful motive:
I like to be accurate and effective at what I do. I seek challenging
activities and want lots of feedback on my performance (Need for
I like to be in control and have influence. I am willing to confront others
(Need for power).
I like close relationships with others. I enjoy working in groups and
sharing ideas (Need for affiliation).
b. Now, compare your prediction to your score on the
Motivational Questionnaire by completing the following
To determine your primary need, add your scores for each
statement within each of the following categories.