MGY v 1.1 10.04.06
Motivational Gifts Inventory for Youth
33 statements to evaluate
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Instructions:  Click the button that is right for you.  Choose just one of each set of four.  Think about each situation and be totally honest.  Pay special attention to the underlined sections.  There are no right or wrong choices.   Go back and make sure you did not miss any lines.

Do not try to determine what answer is best or what answer would make you a better person.  Just be perfectly honest about your feelings.  Try to look at yourself from the outside.

When you are done, click the "Email Results" button.    

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1) I know what makes other people do what they do.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

2) I see the needs of others and do what I can for them.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

3) I am able to explain complicated things to others, and I do explain.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

4) I compliment and encourage others. It makes me feel good.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

5) I give lots of time and even money to good causes. 
This makes me feel good too.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

6) When I do a group project, I can already see what it looks like when it is finishedI help others to fit into the plan.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

7) I am easily hurt; it is hard for me to be firm.
         Very true
         True most of the time
         Sometimes true
         Not very often
         Almost never

8) I am direct, to the point and persuasive when I speak. 
I have strong opinions and make them known.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

9) I can remember a person's needs, likes and dislikes,
even
those of people I do not know well.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

10) I spend a lot of time reading and in deep thinking;
because of this, I am smarter and wiser.

         Very true
         True
         Sometimes
         Not really
         I don't especially like to read or be quiet

11) Others come to me for advice and encouragement.
         Almost always
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

12) I give my time or money to a worthy cause and I want to follow up with it.
         All the time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         I don't give money or time to causes.

13) I don't mind criticism because I get the job done.
         Very true
         Generally true
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         I can't stand criticism.

14) I have very deep feelings for the hurting;
I
just somehow seem to who is hurting.

         Almost all the time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

15) I see right verses wrong choices;
 I do not see much in between right and wrong.

         Almost always
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not usually
         I almost never see things that way

16) I take charge, assign jobs to others,
then see a project through.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

17) I enjoy reading, researching reports and completing projects.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

18) I see the good in others.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         People are basically not good

19) I do give money,  but I don't want others to know.
         Yes, exactly.
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         I don't give away money

20) Others see me as the leader.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

21) I visit sick, lonely and older people. 
I feel terribly sorry for those who are hurting.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         I don't visit such people unless I have to.

22) I speak up; others listen.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

23) I work hard and give others their assignments.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

24) I explain the details of a story, machine or idea.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

25) I get together with others and enjoy talking with all of them.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

26) I see the needs of others that go unnoticed
and I try to quietly meet them.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

27) When I am the leader, I feel we must finish our project
even
though feelings may be hurt.

         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

28) I overlook the faults and sins of others to keep the group happy.
         Almost every time
         Most of the time
         Sometimes
         Not many times
         Almost never

GLASS.  Half full or half empty?29) Others think I see this glass
         Half full
         Half empty

30) But I see this glass.
         Half full
         Half empty

31) Optional: I am
         Male
         Female

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