Spiritual Gifts Survey

This check list was created to help you discover your spiritual gifts as presented in Romans 12: 6-8. I found this survey online last year. It was the simplest one. I hope you find it helpful. I didn’t save the source, so I don’t know who to credit for this work.

Read the following 49 statements and answer by choosing one of the five following responses:
Never (1), Seldom (2), Sometimes (3), Often (4), and Always (5)
1. I see things as being either right or wrong, good or evil
2. I love to work with my hands, and I’m good at it
3. I find great joy in learning
4. I love to talk almost all the time
5. Giving to others makes me joyful
6. I get great joy from accomplishing something
7. I get sad and angry when bad things happen to people
8. I am frank and outspoken
9. I find great joy in helping others
10. I love teaching people about things
11. I am very happy and have a balanced personality
12. I do everything with all my heart
13. I thrive on competition; I always want to be 1st or best
14. I look for the good in people and ignore the bad
15. I tend to be a little negative
16. I am usually shy and easily embarrassed
17. Its easy for me to speak and to express my thoughts clearly
18. I like to tell people “good job”
19. I am very imaginative
20. It’s very important that my friends are loyal to me
21. I find great joy in showing love to someone who is hurting
22. I feel that I am right most of the time
23. I like helping others before I help myself
24. I have strong convictions and opinions
25. I have a very positive outlook on life
26. I do not have a lot of friends, just a few best friends
27. I enjoy leading and telling others what to
28. I am eager to please and be obedient
29. I get angry when people break the rules and get away with it
30. I like to keep my room tidy and neat
31. I love explaining the whole story to people
32. I notice what people can do well and I tell them
33. I like to save money rather than spend it
34. I’m good at expressing myself; I love to speak in class
35. I enjoy peace and try to avoid conflict
36. I tend to be strong willed and stubborn
37. It’s hard for me to say no when people ask for my help
38. I am very independent
39. I love helping people know how to solve their problems
40. I am good at making money
41. I am confident and enthusiastic
42. I find it hard to stand up and defend myself
43. I want to be obedient and feel guilty when I’m disobedient
44. I like doing really nice projects for people
45. I think I know more than many of my friends
46. I get along well with my parents, neighbors, and friends
47. I quickly help when I see a need
48. I love leading and organizing when I’m in a group
49. I prefer playing in non‐competitive sports
To determine which gift(s) you might have, add up the following numbers under each gift below and calculate your results. The gift(s) with the largest number may indicate your particular spiritual gift.

Prophecy (Perceiver)
Characteristics – Discerning, judging, sensitive
Add the totals for question 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43 total= _________________

Characteristics – Practical, observant, detailed
Add the totals for question 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37, 44 total= _________________

Characteristics – Logical, systematic, factual
Add the totals for question 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 38, 45 total= _________________

Exhortation (Encouragement)
Characteristics – Edifying, positive, expectant
Add the totals for question 4, 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 46 total= _________________

Characteristics – Generous, hospitable, resourceful
Add the totals for question 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47 total= _________________

Leadership (Administration)
Characteristics – Thorough, organized, responsible
Add the totals for question 6, 13, 20, 27, 34, 41, 48 total= _________________

Mercy (Compassion)
Characteristics – Emotional, personal, joyful
Add the totals for question 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49 total= _________________

Below is a chart that should line up on a computer screen as columns that can be totals for each spiritual gift. You can print this page and it should make the survey easier to take and evaluate. It doesn’t line up right on the small phone screen. Sorry!








Prophecy​ Serving​ Teaching​ Exhort Giving Leader Mercy​


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