Reiss Motivation Profile

Reiss Motivation Profile


Reiss Motivation Profile
The Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP) is the only assessment of normal personality based on more than 20 years of extensive peer-reviewed research. It reveals how a person’s deeply held drives and values play out in different contexts and situations.

Developed by Dr. Steven Reiss, whose groundbreaking research in motivation science established that almost all important drives can be reduced to 16 specific human needs, the Reiss Motivation Profile is a 128-question self-report inventory that translates preferences on 16 individual scales into a profile of needs informing behavior and decision making. These needs, developing early in the lifespan and stable over time, are common to everyone; however, each of us organizes and combines them differently. So, while we all display similarities, each of us remains unique.

The 16 individual scales making up the assessment are both independent and interdependent. Each measures the degree to which we engage a particular tendency, like the need for acceptance, or the need for order. In addition, the scales are interdependent, combining to give depth and breadth to profile outcomes.

The Reiss Motivation Profile is unique for three reasons: it is the only scientifically substantiated self-report measure of normal personality; its norms were established using a world-wide subject cohort of more than 80,000 individuals differing in gender, culture, socioeconomic status, and education level; and it contains a “lie scale”, preventing manipulation of outcomes and reinforcing reliability.

Michael J. Formica is a Certified Reiss Profile Master, trained by Steven Reiss directly. He is qualified to do in-depth individual and group feedback sessions, providing a detailed interpretation of assessment results and developing an action plan for using those result to best advantage.

In addition to its use with individuals, the Reiss Motivation Profile can be employed to profile teams and groups, with the composite profile giving a picture of how people work together, as well as similarities and differences impacting performance.


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