Questions and Answers

Who is the Reiss Motivation Profile intended for?

Motivation profiling based on the Reiss methodology is for anyone who want to get a better understanding of who they are and what motivates them. It is designed for people of almost all ages (the minimum age is 16) and anyone can order access to the questionnaire. By completing the on-line RMP psychometric test, you will discover your natural aptitudes and how to make the right decisions. You will also learn how to deliver on your plans and achieve your goals. Having gained an insight into your intrinsic motivation and motivators in life, you will be better positioned to understand and better communicate with others and deal with conflicts more efficiently.

What is the minimum age required for the Reiss Motivation Profile®?

The Reiss Motivation Profile® is intended for people aged 13 or more. For the youngest users (aged 16 to 25), we recommend the RSMP (Reiss School Motivation Profile®); this version offers more relevant information and guidance how to choose the right learning path or career. If you are interested in the intrinsic motivation test dedicated to adolescents and young adults, do not hesitate to contact us.

What does it mean that Reiss Motivation Profile is a reliable and valid test?

Each psychometric test (such as the Reiss Motivation Profile®) must meet the following criteria of test quality: objectivity, uniformity, reliability, validity, standardisation and adaptation. The RMP satisfies them all and is highly regarded as a very well-designed test; its outcomes are of very good quality compared to other tests. A summary of scores for reliability and validity across all 16 scales is available under this link (a PDF file in English).

What does it mean that life motives are relatively constant in time?

Strong motivations can be identified as early as childhood. Aggressive children are highly likely to grow up into aggressive adults. People with a strong need for influence are often cast in the role of class president. And years later, you will probably see this person in a corporate board room. According to Professor Reiss, live motives may slightly change with age. Many people tend to change their priorities at around 40 years of age. At younger ages, biological needs and desires (such as Eating, Physical Activity or Vengeance) are generally more pronounced, but these subside with age in favour of psychological needs (such as Family, Idealism or Expedience). Faltering Status- or Power-related motivation and higher scores on the Tranquillity motivator can be observed with age. However, the impact of age on individual life motives is individual-specific. There are known cases of people who remain professionally active and like taking risks up until old age.

How are the RMP, the RMP for School and the RMP for Relationships different from each other?

The Reiss School Motivation Profile® for adolescents and young adults includes 13 life motives (excluding Saving, Eating or Romance). And the Reiss Motivation Profile® – Relationships compares two individual motivation profiles in a single, common chart. If you are interested in the Reiss School Motivation Profile or the Reiss Motivation Profile® – Relationships, do get in touch with us.

Does the questionnaire test your motivation in your private life or career-wise?

Motivation cannot be compartmentalised into career and private life as these two overlap and are equally important for your mental balance. If you have a very high or a very low score on a specific life motive, then you will tend to satisfy that motive in both areas, i.e. your behaviour would be typical of that particular motive, both at work and at home.
By contrast, if your score on a specific motivator is in the middle of the range (marked in yellow), you will most probably demonstrate different behaviour in each area. For instance, your behaviour may be typical of a high scorer on one motive in your private life but be the opposite in the workplace. You might have heard of executives who leave the household decision-making to their partner and fully surrender.

Should the Reiss Motivation Profile be done every couple of years?

No, there is no need to take the on-line RMP psychometric test more than once because the profile is relatively constant in time. Certainly, your profile may be subject to change and so may your scores on individual motives, but these would hardly be dramatic changes and they would be confined to a particular area.

What happens to data on the “16motywatorów” platform?

The platform at 16motywatoró is fully GDPR-compliant. Data is only used for the provision of services in access to the Reiss Motivation Profile® questionnaire. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use: Section V, Privacy; Personal Data.

How is the Motivation Profile created?

The system will automatically return the result in the form of a chart and a report once the Reiss Motivation Profile® questionnaire is completed. The data analysis uses the algorithm developed by Professor Steven Reiss. The result is generated in a matter of seconds and a report may take up to several minutes to create.

Is the RMP outcome discussed face-to-face or by means of remote communication?

A discussion of your profile may be held in a face-to-face meeting or via Skype or over the phone. To get support in interpreting the test results, you need to request access to the Reiss Motivation Profile with a report and discussion.