My Gifts Assessment

How are you wired? What motivates you? Our “Motivational Gifts” are hard-wired into us and determine how we walk out our unique gift mix. These gifts are where we produce our most fruit. Four of the gifts are considered “speaking” gifts, while the other 3 are “serving” gifts. Can you tell which ones are which?

Below, you will find a simple yet powerful graphical tool which you can use to identify and visualize your gift mix. Following the chart, you can find our more detailed information about each of the gifts.


 








  • Answer each of the questions by selecting the button next to your desired choice.
  • After answering all of the questions, select the "Redraw Chart" button to update the chart with your answers.

Typical Behaviors of a Prophet

All about truth and justice - sees in black or white. Tends to be hot or cold. Not afraid to confront. Takes initiative. Likes newness. Lousy at maintaining things (prefers to improve things or quit). A compulsive verbal expressive who can be a good orator. Quick to judge. Often over-confident and fearless unless wounded. Will stand up for principle over people. Impulsive. Can be persistent. Tends to overstate. Fiercely competitive. "Wrong is wrong, right is right." Believes in full disclosure. Open about own shortcomings. Very hard on themselves. Focuses more on what they see now. Wide range of emotions. May have difficulty maintaining relationships. Could die for a good cause. Strong advocate. Fair referee.

Descriptors

Serious, introspective, intense, decisive, perceiver, visionary, bottom liner, policeman, enforcer, judge, legalist, prosecutor, stimulator, fire and brimstone preacher, firefighter, crisis manager, revolutionary.

Strengths

Direction-setter, voice of conscience and righteousness, advocate for justice, willing to die for a worthy cause, a truth speaker, can be a mouthpiece for God, ability to identify and follow principles, devotion to truth and honesty, willing to blow the whistle.

Potential Challenge Areas

May be too stubborn, polarizing, and focus more on problems than solutions & people. Can be blunt, opinionated, intolerant, too idealistic or critical, unforgiving, prideful or controlling.

Career Opportunities

Crisis leader, advocate, prosecutor, entrepreneur, preacher, politician, editorialist, change agent, consultant, writer, speaker, referee, judge, lawyer, law-enforcement.

Ministry and Church Roles

Prayer, intercessory prayer, discipline, security, outreach, adult Bible study, leadership

Typical Behaviors of a Server

All about doing practical tasks - is more alert to the physical needs of others (comfort, food, health) than anybody. Completes practical tasks without being asked. Hard to say no (volunteering champ). Can be a people-pleaser. Tendency to over-commit. Quickest to apologize (needs approval). Not ego driven - willing to share honor. Hard worker. May enable people by doing all their work as opposed to empowering them. Strong purity of motive, without guile. Self-sufficient - does not call in IOUs. Prefers to be behind-the-scenes as a second banana or support person, not the leader.

Descriptors

Meticulous, detailed, high-energy, expediter, helper, good neighbor, yes person, people pleaser, minister, social worker, handy man, worker, laborer, server, butler, attendant, volunteer, jack of all trades, reliable, dependable, trustworthy, good Samaritan, confidant, help mate, trusted assistant.

Strengths

Does more physical labor than anyone, flexible-- will drop what they're doing to help, outstanding memory for likes and dislikes of people, hospitality, strong loyalty, prays and works hard to make leadership look good, works behind the scenes to keep everything going, keeps things clean and orderly, strong ability to persevere in the worst conditions, anticipates needs of others.

Potential Challenge Areas

Can be overly dependent on appreciation. Can be ridiculed, pigeonholed, and made fun of due to superior work ethic and accomodating ways. Often manipulated because of natural desire to please others.

Career Opportunities

Hospitality: food, lodging, maintenance, volunteering, blue-collar work, physical labor, customer service, working with children, working as an assisstant anything.

Ministry and Church Roles

Office / secretarial assistance, food ministry, childcare, nursery ministries, custodial support, repair, maintenance, hospitality, shut-in ministry, half-way house, nursing home ministry.

Typical Behaviors of a Teacher

Driven to learn and share what's learned - seeks to verify truth. Accuracy is critical. Usually has an unhurried pace. Dislikes being told what to think. Prefers to figure things out themselves-- a thinker. Reluctant to tell others what to think but will report evrything they have learned. Tends to be nonjudgmental. Lousy at returning phone calls, e-mails, books etc. because of the intensity of their deep thinking intensity. May have difficulty with punctuality, managing money and other "to do" tasks--"absent-minded professor". Excellent at outlining the big picture and synthesizing all the research, data, statistics and resources available.

Descriptors

Likes to read and study, good communicator, researcher, academic, thinker, knowledgeable, trivia expert, answer man, investigator, detective, auditor, professor, well-informed, reflective, lifelong learner, scholar, unemotional, self-motivated.

Strengths

Insightful, historian, ability to recall detail, ability to connect the dots, creativity, curiosity, need to go deep to get understanding, excellent resource to report research findings, low key, non-judgmental approach, humorous, attentive.

Potential Challenge Areas

Can be prideful, have know-it-all attitude. Difficulty coming to conclusions. Wants to do more research. Reluctant to tell people what to think. May overwhelm people with too much information. Needs deadlines. May temporarily forget about practical appointments and tasks. Can be legalistic, intolerant, dogmatic or unfriendly.

Career Opportunities

Research, curriculum, investigator, auditor. Writing, editing, professor, historian, resource finder.

Ministry and Church Roles

Research, curriculum development, children's or adult's Sunday school teacher, advanced Bible studies, workshop leader, writing, editing, professor, Bible historian, resource finder.

Typical Behaviors of an Encourager

All about cheerleading - a party looking for a place to happen! Natural ability to connect with strangers and become friends. Above-average need to have a "people fix". Master communicator: personable and great storyteller. Can often re-tell a story better than the originator. Natural reporter. Hates rejection from insiders. Wants to be included. Struggles with time management. Often juggles more than they can handle and does not get enough sleep. Very positive and optimistic. A natural networker and schmoozer. Dislikes criticism and negativity. Affirming and complimentary.

Descriptors

Counselor, coach, exhorter, mentor, optimist, positivity, group-minded, inspirational, motivator, personal advisor, image-conscious, responsive, involved, connected, affirming, flexible, enthusiastic, cheerleader, persuasive, leader, decisive.

Strengths

Challenges growth, natural ability to relate well with people, affinity, storytelling, salesmanship, offering hope, optimism and positive thinking, popular, enthusiasm and excitement. Motivational.

Potential Challenge Areas

Can be interruptive, compromising or pushy. Can be swayed by groupthink. May have difficulty keeping confidences. May have a tendency to give up on non-responsive people. Can be overly talkative or stretchers of the truth.

Career Opportunities

Drama, counseling, mentoring, marketing, sales, public relations, diplomacy, speaking, announcing, storytelling, greeting, coaching, board member, legislator.

Ministry and Church Roles

High school ministry, counseling, mentoring, coaching, evangelism, missions, youth ministry, singles ministry, shepherding, retreat speaker.

Typical Behaviors of a Contributor

- Has distinct ability to rightly evaluate causes - thinks generationally (how can they bless their grandchildren?). Does not have a welfare spirit - very reluctant to accept handouts, special treatment or freebies. Would rather give than receive. Self-sufficient. Intuitive sense of what is right and what is wrong. Intuitive sense of hidden motives (more so with women contributors). Prefers to be low key and private. Does not like to draw attention to themselves. Values privacy. Refuses to be hustled. Detests high pressure tactics. Not confrontational. Astute at finding unseen options. Opportunistic without being competitive. Trustworthy with money. More charitable with tried and proven efforts, not startups or panhandlers. May tend to hoard assets and be stingy before age 50. May be overly generous later in adult life. Seems to have an inate ability to manage money, invest wisely, and avoid scams. Often owns their own business.

Descriptors

Trustee, steward, giver, value builder, investor, employer, trustworthy, well-balanced, good support person, friendly.

Strengths

Can quickly assess the genuine worth of a cause, industrious, hard-working, blessed, ability to multiply and increase value.

Potential Challenge Areas

Can be overly focused on money, manipulative, or even tempted to steal. May have a tendency to trust their ability and not God's. Can be overly generous or stingy. Prone to give without their mate's approval.

Career Opportunities

Executive positions, financial and accounting positions, creative problem-solving, benevolence, long range planning, programs that have a generational impact.

Ministry and Church Roles

Missions, outreach, TV/radio ministry, political causes, prayer / intecessory prayer, financial support, treasury.

Typical Behaviors of a Leader

All about achieving results - tends to thrive on pressure by creating an image of intense busyness. May create stress to perform better due to adrenaline. May find it difficult to retire as most leaders have an excellent work ethic. May tend to drive others too hard . True leaders take responsibility and do not finger point. Leaders rarely volunteer but are very effective if they are recruited. Leaders have a "can-do" attitude. Leaders have little desire to be stroked, affirmed, or patted on the back. Results matter.

Descriptors

Communicates clearly, project-oriented, delegator, finisher, orchestrator, organizer, results getter, one who stands up, ruler, commander, loves challenge, competitive.

Strengths

Driven to get results with a proven system using a team, decisive, assertive, strategic, focused, determined, purposeful, resourceful, persuasive.

Potential Challenge Areas

May be bossy, insensitive, callous or domineering. May value results over people and truth. Can be procrastinating, forgetful or messy.

Career Opportunities

Change implementer, manager, supervisor, authority, board member, executive, coordinator, organizer, librarian, logistics, planning, problem-solving, project management, special events, crowd control.

Ministry and Church Roles

Organizer, committee leader / chairman, planner, Sunday school superintendent, missions coordinator, troubleshooter.

Typical Behaviors of a Mercy

Drawn to others with emotional hurts or needs. Those with the gift of Mercy are a safe haven for those who are hurting or wounded. Strangers will share their deepest secrets because of a deep caring spirit. Mercy people can sense those who are hurting right away. Usually, a Mercy person will have one or two close intimate friends. They tend to be more sensual and engage in touching, hugging, and physical contact more than others. They have the greatest challenge maintaining moral purity before marriage. Mercy people carry intense feelings and emotions and may take longer to adjust to change. They hate to confront. They are more subjective and intuitive. They are more inclined toward the arts and music. Because they are overly kind, they attract abuse and become victims. They can become an enabler. They are often drawn to Prophets. They have a predisposition to worship. They are the most sensitive, nurturing and loving of all the gifts. They can also be easily led astray by the wrong crowd. Often artistic and creative. Prefers comfort and being casual. Likes pets.

Descriptors

Good listener, peacemaker, understanding, non-confrontational, kind, emotional, compassionate, loving, nurturing, artistic, sensitive, empathetic, caring.

Strengths

Relationships. Supportive, quick to forgive, empathy, comfortable, loving, self-sacrifice, affectionate, loyal, easy to get along with.

Potential Challenge Areas

Can be easily wounded, compromising, indecisive, undependable. May get duped easily from the wrong crowd and pursue illegal and/or immoral activities that result in an emotional and temporary thrill. They have a greater difficulty sorting out conflicting emotions. Can be unrealistic or illogical.

Career Opportunities

Nursery, elderly care, special needs, nursing, cosmetology, arts, music, drama, social work, missions, counseling, preschool.

Ministry and Church Roles

Counseling, help lines, food ministries, prison visitation, clothing bank, care of children and elderly, women's shelters.

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