I think it is important to remember that all the spiritual gifts are given for a purpose; sometimes they are given to us for the edification of our own spirits. At other times, spiritual gifts are given so that others may be ministered to and comforted.
I personally have never been given the gift of tongues, although on more than one occasion I have been present when it was given, and I felt the spirit of God bear witness to me that the gift was real and from God. I've also been present when tongues was practiced and through the gift of discernment, I was given to know that God was not the origin of the gift of tongues in those instances.
There have been times when the Holy Spirit has directed me to go somewhere and I had no reason why - yet when I arrived, I found indeed there was a reason. I recall an elder of my aquaintance who was traveling for his work and while on the road felt a strong urging to take an exit off the highway he had never taken. He obeyed and ended up stopping at a house he did not know. He felt prompted to tell the woman and man who answered the door who is was and that he was an elder in our church. The man and woman cried out, because they had a child who was ill, but there was no congregation of the church near enough for them to ask the elders to offer the sacrament of administration to their child. As it happened, he had his oil with him and was able to administer to the child.
So many times we crave to possess one gift when in fact we have been given those that God knows we need in order to grow and to also be a means of ministry to others.