Science of Motivation

Professor Steven Reiss was a highly respected psychological researcher pioneered ground-breaking research into the science of motivation and developed and scientifically validated a leading theory of human motivation called 16 basic desires theory

 Everybody embraces all 16 basic desires but people prioritize them differently. How you prioritize the 16 basic desires is called your Reiss Motivation Profile


Who You Are

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Who Are You? By means of the 16 basic desires, and unlike any other personality assessment, the Reiss Motivation Profile provides a comprehensive picture of who you are

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What is important for you? Reiss Motivation Profile results identify which motives are most important to you and suggests how these motives play out at work, home, and in relationships

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What are your values? Reiss Motivation Profile reveal your core values. You value what you desire, and you desire what you value.
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Why you do what you do?  The results of your Reiss Motivation Profile reveal your strivings. It shows the motives likely to drive your actions for the rest of your life.

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New Way Of Motivation

The Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP) is a scientifically valid (17 peer-reviewed articles), standardized assessment of what motivates any person over the age of 12.


Research Base

Steven Reiss made an extensive research with 80000 people who come from all continents. The results of this large-scale, cross-cultural, scientific research identified 16 psychological needs or "basic desires"


Scientifically Proven

Most commonly used concepts of human motivation have not been based on scientifically valid surveys. The Reiss Motivation Profile is the first empirically derived, standardized assessment of human needs.


Valid and Reliable

Ken Olson, Ph.D. validated each of the 16 needs, Reiss reported this work in 17 scientific journal articles -three published in prestigious APA journals -- and three books.

Intrinsic Base

35 years of research shows that all motivations arise from the pursuit of intrinsically valued goals, and further, that extrinsic motivation does not exist.



Objectivity, meaning that all qualified persons must be able to carry out and then interpret the test results by applying the same criteria

Through The Use Of Reiss Motivation Profile


Increase Self-Awareness

Self-discovery is a process of learning who you are and how you are similar and different from other people. Human needs theory, as stated by Steven Reiss, purports to teach people how their personality traits arise from intrinsic motives and values.

Accept Yourself and Others

The 16 basic desires make us individual. Everybody embraces all 16 basic desires, but individuals prioritise them differently. Basic desires can have two aspects: What is wanted, and how much is wanted. Everybody wants the same things but not to the same degree.


Find Your Meaning and Values

We are species born to assert our core value. "Intrinsic motivation is the management of experience with universal goals in accordance with core values. Intrinsic motives and core values are closely connected: We can infer core values from intrinsic motives, we can infer intrinsic motives from core values".

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“My thesis is that human beings are motivated by purposes and values. The best way to understand people is in terms of their life purposes, goals, and values. This also is the best way to predict how people will behave at work, home, school, or on the athletic field...If you want to understand a person’s behavior, you need to determine what the person is trying to accomplish and what the person values.

Not what you value, but what the person you are trying to understand values. We have created a powerful method, called the Reiss Motivation Profile®, of determining an individual’s purposes and values.”

Professor Steven Reiss, PhD

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