A misdirected basic desire is uncontrollable like a wild horse, whereas a positive desire is like a tamed steed. One leads you to a life of suffering and confusion while the other carries you toward your Purposehood and a life […]
A misdirected basic desire is uncontrollable like a wild horse, whereas a positive desire is like a tamed steed. One leads you to a life of suffering and confusion while the other carries you toward your Purposehood and a life of clarity and abundance.
How to transform your distracting desire into fuel for your admirable growth
What motivates you? Psychologist professor Steven Reiss studied extensive data of over 6,000 people worldwide before he concluded that there were 16 basic desires that motivate a human. Every person is uniquely driven by the degree of intensity in those desires, and if you were to understand that intensity, you could then predict their behavior. He viewed strong and weak basic desires in a person as the sources of motivation for their actions and traits. Understanding your driving basic desires will not only give you key insights of your own motivation and behavior, but also a new window of understanding of the ups and downs of all your relationships with your family, work team members, and other groups you interact with. This deeper awareness will help you avoid misunderstandings, resolve conflicts, and appreciate the uniqueness of yourself and others.
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. It’s used by key institutions around the world to improve self-understanding and unleash the potential of students, athletes, managers. It’s also used to promote better relationships among spouses, parents-children, and team members in sports, and social groups like forums. It’s also a vital tool for every business in order to increase productivity and employ engagement.