What really motivates you? What makes you get up in the morning and do what you do? In this group we discuss, compare and evaluate different motivational frameworks with special focus on Reiss Motivation Profile.
The motivational research by the American Professor Steven Reiss forms the scientific basis of the Reiss Motivation Profile. Using numerous studies with thousands of trial subjects he identified a total of 16 psychological basic desires which every human being possesses. These basic desires must be satisfied in order that we feel our lives to be meaningful. They are moulded by our genes and experiences in childhood and adolescence, remain largely constant throughout our lives in accordance with previous perceptions and thus give us permanent orientation.
As with every other scientific procedure in personality or motivational psychology, you have to decide entirely as an individual which indicators from the results are important or meaningful for you – and which not. The following questions may help you: How well does each basic desire characteristic describe my actual need? At which places do the statements apply particularly well, and in which points do I not recognise myself? How do I live each basic desire in my day-to-day life?