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Reiss Motivation Profile® – Relationships

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COMING SOON !! The Reiss Motivation Profile® – Relationships

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Marriage and pre-marriage counselors use this tool to compare the needs of two people in oder to clarify the strengths and issues of their relationship. This tool assesses:

  • The results explain why these partners are attracted to each other by showing which psychological needs are being satisfied by the relationship.
  • The results explain why the partners tend to have the same quarrels over and over again, showing which psychological needs are frustrated in the relationship.
  • The results assess potential compatibility or problems regarding sex, fidelity, money, raising children, emotional closeness, social life, curiosity, household chores, morals and abuse.
  • The results are stated in plain English (no technical jargon) understandable by couples with a high school education.
  • 80% to 90% of couples say the results are meaningful and revealing.

Ages: This tool can be used with people who are 16 or older.

Length: The tool is a 128-item self-report questionnaire, which is independently completed online by each partner. There are no results until both partners complete the questionnaire. Administration time is about 15 minutes for each partner (30 mins. total)

Results: You receive a graphic display comparing the importance of each of 16 needs for two partners. Similar needs and values are interpreted as potential strengths of the relationships. Opposite needs and values are interpreted as sources of repeated conflict and quarrels.

  • Acceptance, the need for approval
  • Curiosity, the need to understand 
  • Eating, strength of interest in food
  • Family, the need to spend time with family
  • Honor, the need for character
  • Idealism, the need to improve society
  • Independence, the need for personal freedom
  • Order, the need for structure 
  • Physical Activity, the need for exercise
  • Romance, the need for sex
  • Power, the need for influence of will
  • Saving, the need to collect
  • Social Contact, the need for friends
  • Status, the need for prestige 
  • Tranquility, the need for safety
  • Vengeance, the need to fight back

Norms: The normative database today includes more than 40,000 people from North America, Europe, and Asia.

Validation: : Columbus marriage counselor Dr. Stephen Judah evaluated Reiss Motivation Profile® scores of 100 couples who showed for counseling as well as 40 couples who said they had happy marriages. He observed large differences in compatibility of motivational profiles between the two groups. The troubled couples presented with different and incompatible needs and values, such as one partner valuing saving and the other valuing spending, or one wanting a family and the other not wanting a family. The happy couples presented with dramatically more similar profiles of motivation and values; they were pulling in the same directions in their relationships.

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