I am so proud to announce that I have successfully completed my training as a Reiss Motivational Profile Master. What this means for my clients is an instrument that will measure needs and desires that drive human behavior. Simply put identifying what you want and how much you want of each of 16 desires.
Dr. Steven Reiss has spent the last 30 plus years studying what drives human beings. In his book, Who Am I?: 16 Basic Desires that Motivate Our Actions Define Our Persona, he lists the 16 factors that over 7,000 participants identified as their primary needs to be satisfied. His research and findings have been independent peer reviewed over 1,700 times. This type of scrutiny confirms the highest scientific integrity and statistical validity.
What will this profile offer you?
The RMP 16 offers you insights into “who you are” with specific measurement define your degree of desire. The measurements will create a framework for you to perform with greater focus while understanding what desires have the greatest influence on your behavior. You will have a road map for being your best.
With a road map you are now made aware of where the pressures and stressors maybe found. With this knowledge you can anticipate situations and behaviors of others in order to avoid discomfort and stress. This is not a crystal ball but it a legitimate measure of who you are. Here are the 16 need constructs that are measured.
The 16 basic desires make us individuals. Although everybody embraces all 16 desires, people prioritize them differently. How you prioritize them reveals your deepest desires and intrinsic motives.
Acceptance, the desire to avoid failure and criticism.
Curiosity, the desire for understanding.
Eating, the desire for food.
Expedience, the desire to act out of self-interest.
Family, the desire to raise children and to spend time with siblings.
Idealism, the desire for social justice.
Interdependence, the desire to trust others to meet one’s needs.
Order, the desire to be organized and clean.
Physical Activity, the desire for muscle exercise.
Beauty, the desire for romance and sex.
Saving, the desire to collect.
Social Contact, the desire for peer companionship.
Status, the desire for respect based on social standing.
Tranquility, the desire to be free of anxiety and pain.
Vengeance, the desire to confront those who offend.
The results include an easy-to-read report about your deepest desires, intrinsic motives, and core values.
How do I use the RMP 16?
Here are several examples of how you can use the data and Profile Master Evaluation.
- Identify those personal attributes that expose you to stress and pressure
- Numerically measure your desire to compete
- Are you a team participant or a loaner?
- How much recognitions do you need in order to perform at your best?
Athletic and Career Coaches can use RMP 16 data to place the best team into the contest or focus on those professional traits that allow executives to sustain excellence. Executive leaders can anticipate personnel conflicts and apply human resources cost effectively when they are not guessing regarding the needs of their staff.
Profile Master Evaluation
After receiving your RMP 16 profile and report you are given a personal evaluation from a RMP 16 Profile Master. Your personal evaluation will compare and contrast your 16 profile factors while asking you questions about your personal performance goals. The primary evaluation objective for the Profile Master is to offer you methods and strategies enhancing your performance while reviewing the report you are sent with your profile data.
I have spent many hours studying Dr. Reiss’ research as well as many hours of training with Dr. Reiss to become a Profile Master. As a mental conditioning coach quantifying performance results is a common practice for physical activity (time a race, how much weight can you lift, etc.). Measuring desire and/or those needs that determine your desire to perform was not available until Dr. Reiss completed his research. There are no psychometric evaluation instruments that quantify human desire, i.e., intrinsic motivation, but now the RMP 16 is available. Measuring human traits that determine core values provides a greater probability for predicting the direction of human desire and outcomes.