Like a fingerprint, every human being has its unique motivational profile, which rules all of our actions and behaviors. All of us respond to most motivators in some way but without exception, we all have one that drives us the most. The motivational research by
American Professor Steven Reiss forms the scientific basis for the standardized assessment Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP). He identified a total of 16 basic desires, common to all people. These basic desires or motives are psychological needs that we seek to satisfy in a recurrent way throughout our lives, determining our behavior and engagement, both personally and professionally.
These 16 motifs are shaped by our genes and our early experiences, in childhood and youth, and remain constant throughout our lives, providing us with a stable orientation.
Unlike many other personality assessment tools, the Reiss Motivation Profile® reveals a person’s total desire, motives, and value structure. Each person seeks, wants or needs every single one of the 16 reasons with a different intensity, translating their uniqueness and personality, refuting the idea of a hierarchy of motives or needs equal for all.
The 16 Basic Desires
Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP) is a concrete, detailed image of a person’s individual basic desires, motives, and values. The name comes from the professor of psychology, Steven Reiss, whose team asked thousands of people in 1995-1998 what motivates them and what makes them happy. The result is the world’s first scientifically proven approach to human motivation.
Reiss Motivation Profile® is the only personality tool on the market which looks at the underlying reasons, in other words, the root causes of human behavior, and as such gets to the bottom of the fundamental, immutable aspects of individual personality.
Reiss Motivation Profile® complies the following scientific criteria:
You can read about the test/retest validity of Reiss Motivation Profile® here
Many tests instruments group people into generalized?categories, Reiss Motivation Profile? (RMP) doesn’t.
Each person gets a completely individual profile, we like to call it your motivation fingerprint, that shows information on the expression of the 16 basic desires. RMP can produce more than 6,000,000,000 different personality profiles combinations. RMP is also the only empirically developed and scientifically valid tool to measure individual motivation.
RMP does not study behavior but explains how and why a certain behavior can be observed. RMP allows you to discover and understand each person natural talent and potential, which can be derived from the individual value system.
Contrary to other instruments that show the individual?s personality traits, RMP explains what motivates those traits, as so it can be a complement to most personality instruments used in the market.
There are several essential points to bear in mind regarding the practical application of the theory of the 16 basic desires:
The Reiss Motivation Profile? (RMP) can be used in the following areas: