Extrinsic Motivation Quiz Questions and Answers

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1. How do you feel about intrinsic motivation being key to long-term engagement in activities?

A. I love it, intrinsic motivation keeps me going.

B. It’s important, but not the only factor.

C. I don’t really think about it much.

D. I’m skeptical about its effectiveness.

2. What’s your favorite aspect of feeling competent in your activities?

A. The confidence boost.

B. The opportunity to learn.

C. The recognition I receive.

D. It’s just a necessary part of it all.

3. What makes you nervous about relying on extrinsic rewards for motivation?

A. Losing interest when rewards are gone.

B. It might turn into a competition.

C. Being judged by others.

D. It doesn’t make me nervous at all.

4. What makes you most frustrated about not feeling motivated intrinsically?

A. Feeling unproductive.

B. Depending on others for motivation.

C. Stress from unmet goals.

D. Feeling indifferent about it.

5. What are you most excited about when exploring new activities?

A. The thrill of learning something new.

B. Meeting new people.

C. Getting recognition or rewards.

D. Just enjoying the activity itself.

6. What do you dream about when it comes to achieving your fitness goals?

A. Feeling healthy and strong.

B. Impressing others.

C. Winning competitions.

D. Mastering a new skill.

7. What happened in the past when you didn’t feel competent in a task?

A. I felt discouraged.

B. I sought help or guidance.

C. I pushed through despite the feeling.

D. I ignored it and moved on.

8. What comes to mind when you think about intrinsic motivation?

A. Self-satisfaction.

B. Personal growth.

C. The joy of doing.

D. I’m not sure.

9. What’s your favorite way to stay motivated?

A. Setting personal goals.

B. Rewards and incentives.

C. Encouragement from peers.

D. Just enjoying the process.

10. When you were a kid, how did you stay motivated to learn new skills?

A. By having fun with it.

B. Encouragement from parents.

C. Getting treats or rewards.

D. Competing with friends.

11. You have a choice of a new hobby with intrinsic or extrinsic rewards, which do you choose?

A. Intrinsic rewards for sure.

B. Extrinsic rewards are more tempting.

C. A mix of both probably.

D. I just go with the flow.

12. A specific situation arises where you need extra motivation, how do you react?

A. Seek out personal inspiration.

B. Look for external rewards.

C. Ask friends for support.

D. Try to get through it any way I can.

13. What keeps you up at night about feeling unmotivated?

A. Worrying about my future.

B. Fear of failure.

C. Disappointed in myself.

D. I don’t have trouble sleeping over it.

14. Which of these activities would you enjoy the most?

A. Learning a new hobby.

B. Competing in a sports event.

C. Socializing with new people.

D. All of these sound exciting.

15. When you think about your career, what are you most concerned about?

A. Personal fulfillment.

B. Salary and benefits.

C. Job stability.

D. Balance between work and life.

16. What aspect of achieving your goals makes you the most happy?

A. The feeling of accomplishment.

B. Praise and recognition.

C. Rewards I receive.

D. Learning and growth along the way.

17. What is most likely to make you feel down about your progress?

A. Not enjoying the process.

B. Lack of recognition.

C. Failing to meet goals.

D. Comparing myself to others.

18. In a perfect world, what would your ideal activity look like?

A. An activity that challenges and interests me.

B. One with lots of social interaction.

C. One with plenty of rewards.

D. One that balances all aspects.

19. If you could waive a magic wand, what would the perfect outcome for your current goal be?

A. Mastering a new skill independently.

B. Winning a competition.

C. Receiving recognition and rewards.

D. Having fun and making friends along the way.

20. How often do you seek out new challenges to stay motivated?

A. Very often, I love new challenges.

B. Sometimes, when I need a change.

C. Rarely, I stick to what’s easy.

D. Never, I avoid challenges.

21. You are at a party where everyone is discussing their achievements, what do you do?

A. Share my own achievements.

B. Compliment others.

C. Feel a bit out of place.

D. Just enjoy the conversation.

22. How comfortable are you with setting your own goals?

A. Very comfortable.

B. Somewhat comfortable.

C. Not very comfortable.

D. Uncomfortable.

23. You have a week off to do whatever you want, what do you do?

A. Start a new hobby.

B. Spend time with friends.

C. Relax and enjoy rewards.

D. Mix of everything.

24. Which of these is most likely to be a struggle for you?

A. Finding self-motivation.

B. Seeking approval from others.

C. Balancing fun and work.

D. Sticking to goals.

25. Which member of your friend group are you?

A. The motivator.

B. The planner.

C. The fun one.

D. The balanced one.

26. New information about an interesting project comes up, what is your first response?

A. Dive in and learn more.

B. See what others think.

C. Consider the potential rewards.

D. Weigh if it’s worth my time.

27. Someone asks “How’s your motivation lately?” What’s the actual answer, not just “I’m good”?

A. Constantly driven.

B. It fluctuates.

C. It depends on the rewards.

D. It’s a struggle lately.

28. What’s your go-to activity to boost motivation?

A. Exercise.

B. Socializing.

C. Rewards.

D. Relaxation.

29. What concept do you most want to explore deeper?

A. Self-improvement.

B. Networking.

C. Incentive systems.

D. Personal interests.

30. What’s your favorite memory of feeling truly motivated?

A. Achieving a personal goal.

B. Winning a competition.

C. Being recognized.

D. Enjoying a challenging activity.

31. How prepared are you for starting a new activity without external rewards?

A. Very prepared.

B. Somewhat prepared.

C. Not very prepared.

D. Not prepared at all.

32. What happens if you lose motivation mid-way through a task?

A. I push through with personal drive.

B. Look for external encouragement.

C. Take a break and return later.

D. Struggle to continue.

33. What do you think you need to stay motivated in challenging tasks?

A. Personal interest.

B. External incentives.

C. Support from others.

D. Clear goals and deadlines.

34. How often do you rely on intrinsic motivation to complete tasks?

A. Always.

B. Often.

C. Sometimes.

D. Rarely.

35. How confident are you in your ability to stay motivated without external rewards?

A. Extremely confident.

B. Confident.

C. Somewhat confident.

D. Not confident.

36. How do you handle not feeling motivated intrinsically?

A. Find new ways to engage.

B. Seek external rewards.

C. Ask for support.

D. I often struggle with it.

37. Do you enjoy activities purely for the process itself?

A. Yes, totally.

B. Mostly yes.

C. Not really.

D. Not at all.

38. How well do you stick to your convictions even when it’s difficult?

A. Very well.

B. Well enough.

C. Sometimes.

D. Not well at all.

39. Which of the following is most accurate when it comes to your motivation strategies?

A. I’m self-driven.

B. I need external goals.

C. Both intrinsic and extrinsic work.

D. I struggle with staying motivated.

40. To what degree do you experience a lack of motivation?

A. Rarely.

B. Occasionally.

C. Often.

D. Almost always.

41. Which of these best describes your current state of motivation?

A. Highly motivated intrinsically.

B. Motivated by external rewards.

C. A mix of both.

D. Constantly struggling with motivation.

42. What is your current biggest challenge in staying motivated?

A. Finding personal interest.

B. Lack of external rewards.

C. Balancing different activities.

D. Overcoming self-doubt.

43. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you feel demotivated?

A. How to reignite my interest.

B. Need a new reward system.

C. Ask for support.

D. Just push through it.

44. How do you handle feeling demotivated?

A. Find new ways to engage.

B. Look for external rewards.

C. Take a break.

D. Struggle to continue.

45. How would you describe your relationship to motivation?

A. Strong and self-sustained.

B. Depends on external factors.

C. Fluctuating.

D. Weak and inconsistent.

46. Are you stuck in a cycle of seeking external rewards for motivation?

A. Yes, often.

B. Sometimes.

C. Rarely.

D. Never.

47. What would you say are your top struggles with keeping motivated?

A. Losing interest.

B. Need for external feedback.

C. Balancing different tasks.

D. Self-doubt and procrastination.

48. What is your long-term motivation goal?

A. Becoming self-driven.

B. Achieving recognition.

C. Mastering a skill.

D. Maintaining balance.

49. What do you think is missing in your quest to stay motivated?

A. Personal interests.

B. External incentives.

C. Support system.

D. Clear long-term goals.

50. What is your current level of expertise in self-motivation?

A. Expert.

B. Advanced.

C. Intermediate.

D. Beginner or Struggling.

51. How do you respond to decreasing motivation over time?

A. Seek new challenges.

B. Look for new rewards.

C. Talk it out with friends.

D. Push through regardless.

52. How connected do you feel to your sense of motivation?

A. Deeply connected.

B. Somewhat connected.

C. A bit disconnected.

D. Completely disconnected.

53. How motivated do you feel in your daily life?

A. Very motivated.

B. Moderately motivated.

C. Sporadically motivated.

D. Rarely motivated.

54. How well do you accomplish goals with intrinsic motivation?

A. Very well.

B. Pretty well.

C. Sometimes.

D. Not well.

55. How connected do you feel to your passion projects?

A. Completely immersed.

B. Often engaged.

C. Sometimes.

D. Rarely engaged.

56. I believe I have the ability to stay motivated even during tough times.

A. Always.

B. Most times.

C. Sometimes.

D. Rarely.

57. I’m afraid my motivation will run out if I don’t have external rewards.

A. Constant fear.

B. Regular worry.

C. Occasionally think about it.

D. Never a concern.

58. Which of the following is most likely to frustrate you about your motivation?

A. Losing interest too quickly.

B. External factors not working.

C. Peer pressure.

D. Not having clear goals.

59. What is the trickiest part about maintaining motivation?

A. Staying interested.

B. Finding rewards.

C. Balancing different objectives.

D. Procrastination.

60. Do you have internal goals or external goals in mind most often?

A. Internal goals.

B. External goals.

C. A balance of both.

D. No specific goals in mind.

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician before making any changes to your health regimen.

Sources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10620381/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9340849/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6225965/

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