The MVPI consists of 10 primary scales, which are further divided into five subscales or item themes. The MVPI item themes provide additional interpretive power by categorizing individuals’ responses to the questions that compose each MVPI scale.


Scale NameLow ScorersHigh Scorers

Recognition

Prefer to share credit
Avoid calling attention to themselves

Value public acknowledgment
Prefer high-visibility projects

Power

Prefer to let other people lead
Avoid confrontation and competition

Value leadership positions
Prefer opportunities to get ahead

Hedonism

Value business-like and professional settings
Prefer serious and formal work environments

Value colorful and entertaining environments
Prefer fun and open-minded settings

Altruistic

Place more value on their own work
Prefer productivity over morale

Value helping other people
Prefer customer-focused environments

Affiliation

Prefer working alone or in isolation
Value independence

Prefer working with others or on teams
Value social interaction

Tradition

Prefer flexibility and autonomy
Value challenging established procedures

Prefer the status quo
Avoid people that do not share beliefs

Security

Value risk taking and experimentation
Prefer adventurous settings

Prefer consistency and predictability
Avoid taking unnecessary risks

Commerce

Value relationships over profitability
Less concerned about financial issues

Prefer environments that focus on bottom line
Value activities related to financial matters

Aesthetics

Value practicality over appearance
Prefer routines and repetition

Value innovation and creativity
Prefer individual style and appearance

Science

Prefer people over technology
Value intuition and experience

Value analysis and problem solving
Prefer working with data and objective facts