Meeting Point Counseling

Motivational Interviewing Values Card Sort

This values card deck is based on the public domain Personal Values Card Sort by W.R. Miller et al, University of New Mexico, 2001.


  1. If you don't see cards in the columns below, click restart to begin.
  2. Start by moving the unsorted cards to 'Very Important' ( ☑ ), 'Important' ( ☐ ), or 'Not Important' ( ☒ ) using the buttons or by dragging and dropping. If you drop a card on another card, it will be inserted before that card.
  3. There is no right or wrong way to sort the cards, but make sure to sort them all by how important they are to you today.
  4. After sorting the cards by importance, sort the 'Very Important' cards in order of importance using the ⇧ and ⇩ buttons.
  5. To move a card all the way to the top or bottom of a pile, hold shift while clicking ⇧ or ⇩
  6. When you are finished, you can create a summary to print or save.
  7. Hint: You may you find yourself questioning your choices. Remember that this is a glimpse of how you feel today with no right or wrong. Strive for more curiosity and less judgement.



Very Important


Not Important