I attended this workshop today on career development for after I have no job. :) Before we went in, we had to fill out a questionnaire on what motivated us at the job. Random questions where your personality got revealed after you totaled the scores. You know, that kind of thing. Guess in which two categories I achieved perfect scores. :)
1. Authenticity Seeker (20/20): Integrity, passion, consistency of character, self-awareness, personal expression, helping, dedication to cause, improvement, prefers work that manifests own values.
2. Novelty Seeker (20/20): Risk-taking, constant change, unfamiliarity, high-energy, challenge, variety, possibility, competition, creativity, restless; moves from project to project.
For the sake of contrast, here are my two lowest scores:
1. Stability Seeker (11/20): Structure, reliability, honour, dependability, good planning, efficiency, tradition, permanence, predictability, motivated by job security and long-term career with one firm.
2. Personal Developer (13/20) Self-management, self-mastery, continuous learning, challenging work, excellence, performance, excited by work itself.
Explains a lot, doesn't it?