Comparing the RMP and the DiSC

Posted March 30, 2020

What does the test purport to measure? The RMP is clear in that it is intended to measure an individual’s motives – what Professor Steven Reiss called basic desires or psychological needs.  According to the theory of 16 basic desires, our motives determine our values, influence the development of our personality traits, and predict our behavior. […]

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How to talk to my child?

Posted December 24, 2019

As our children get older, especially when they transition from Primary to Secondary School, conversations around the dining table get shorter and shorter. How was your day? Ok. What do you mean ok? It was ok. Do you have anything else to say? No. Why is it that as they get older, it gets harder and […]

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What motivates your child?

Posted July 14, 2017

These days, it is common to hear parents lament, “My child is so unmotivated in his studies. He is always playing computer games.” Ever since I came across Dr Steven Reiss’ ground-breaking research on human
motivation, I’ve come to this conclusion: everyone is motivated.
The challenge is to discover what motivates this child/student, what he values highly that he would give his time and energy to. Successful parents and impactful teachers are more often than not, simply the ones who have discovered the right motivators.

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