With a thing motivation preference your primary interest focuses on what is in the location or environment. You would direct attention to having, owning or collecting things. These could be tangible things like possessions, money and food, or intangible things like certificates, status and power.
People with this sort often have the latest and best gadgets and technology. They are great consumers (or shopaholics) and may have to move house to gain more storage for all their stuff. They show they care by giving things.
Good careers could be souvenirs, administering collections, technology, and maintenance.
They might say something like “We went to that new restaurant and they had these cool chairs that looked like giant mushrooms. I thought they would be good on our pine deck and match the Weber electric barbeque”