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Psychology & Counseling
  • Author:
    Steven Reiss
  • ISBN:
    0425183408
  • ISBN13:
    978-0425183403
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  • Publisher:
    Berkley; 35050th edition (March 5, 2002)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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    Psychology & Counseling
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Reiss shows us how to identify our own pattern of desires and how to compare and contrast the patterns in our relationships.

Reiss shows us how to identify our own pattern of desires and how to compare and contrast the patterns in our relationships. The applications of this scientific extension of Maslow’s hierarchy extend beyond the personal: Reiss’ system can improve our working relationships and enhance our professional lives. Regents’ Professor and Professor of Special Education, University of New Mexico. An ‘outside the box’ approach to understanding individual behavior. Reiss clearly explains the sixteen basic desires, and shows how to easily plot one’s own ‘desire profile

Desires motivate and pleasure and pain are related to whether desires are satisfied. But Reiss is wrong when he separates desires from our biological being

Desires motivate and pleasure and pain are related to whether desires are satisfied. But Reiss is wrong when he separates desires from our biological being. In an integrated and hierarchical model, we first and foremost seek to survive (will to live) and these sixteen desires are the means that evolution has given us to serve that highest end. Reiss cuts into our history as if we’ve always been modern and as if we've had no evolutionary past.

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What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, this book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behavior-and shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities

What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, this book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behavior-and shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities.

To this end, he has asked a large number of people what is most important to them

To this end, he has asked a large number of people what is most important to them. In doing so, he has discovered 16 basic desires and values that drive nearly everything we do. Reiss says that although we are not necessarily used to thinking about human behaviour in terms of desires, knowledge of our 16 basic desires can help us to gain insight into who we are and why we do what we do. Our desires.

Reiss applied the 16 basic desires to assessing academic underachievement and motivating students. Who Am I? The 16 basic desires that motivate our actions and define our personalities. New York: Tarcher/Putnum. Many public schools located throughout the United States use the Reiss School Motivation Profile assessment tool. In 2000 and 2004 Reiss first presented his scientific theory of what motivates religious experiences and practices. This theory holds that all religious experiences express one or more of the 16 basic desires. Translated into German, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, German, and Spanish.

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The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Action and Define Our Personalities (Tarcher/Putnam, 2000). After conducting studies involving more than 6,000 people, Reiss has found that 16 basic desires guide nearly all meaningful behavior. These desires are what drive our everyday actions and make us who we are," Reiss said. What makes individuals unique is the combination and ranking of these desires. For example, Reiss said our educational system is built on the premise that all children are naturally curious (curiosity is one of the 16 basic desires) and have the same potential desire for learning.

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Well-explained in lay readers' terms. Professor Richard J. McNally, Harvard University) "Reiss' system can improve our working relationships and enhance our professional lives. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

What do we want? What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, this book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behavior—and shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities. Grounded in up-to-date psychological research, this book can help

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Modar
The book doesn't really lead you to an answer to its title question. It can reveal your motivations in life - but only if you're mindful of yourself already. This book tries to give you general suggestions, based on your motivations, that can lead you to a "better" life. Overall I found it interesting but not particularly thought provoking or revealing. During the process of analyzing your motivations, it would be easy for someone to misrepresent himself either by self deception or simple naivete. I'd skip this one unless you're really drifting in life, or don't know that you like music, or that you're promiscuous, or that you value your personal independence.
Gerceytone
I have to disagree with those who said this book was repetitive. I often find that people need help in understanding different applications of concepts and felt Dr. Reiss did a good job with that. Don't let those reviews stop you from getting this book! I agree with several of the reviewers who find it a very useful tool. I recommend it every time I give leadership training. It can be impossible to determine what is important to a person just by observing them and even by asking them! And how can you reward someone if you don't know what matters to them? The test here is terrific. It can help explain conflict on a team and in a marriage. A great, great book!
Frlas
I never understood how important curiosity, order, and honor are to me until I read this very helpful book. It really helped me define myself better, and it helped me to finally fathom why "the little things that bother me" - well, do! I very much recommend this book. It gives you a way to prioritize your activities, by understanding what's important to you, in a way that no other "system" does. Lots of "aha" moments for anyone, I think.
Granigrinn
Human motives are complex and modified by culture, experiences, beliefs and values. Embracing, to a certain degree, but surely extending A. Maslow's thinking with regards to needs and wants, Dr. Steven Reiss proposes a scientific research arguing that, because of genetic variations in basic desires, no two people enjoy the same experience in the same way.

According to his research 16 basic desires drive much of human behavior. Every desire creates an opposite desire and the experience has a subjective/relative importance depending on the intensity of the feeling and importance attached to it. Difference in basic desires between people might lead to miscommunication, misunderstandings and conflict.

With no significance in their order, as he presented them in the book, here are the 16 desires:

POWER The desire to influence others

INDEPENDENCE Desire for self-reliance

CURIOSITY Desire for knowledge

ACCEPTANCE Desire for inclusion

ORDER Desire for organization

SAVING Desire to collect things

HONOR Desire to be loyal to one's parents and heritage

IDEALISM Desire for social justice

SOCIAL CONTACT Desire for companionship

FAMILY Desire to raise one's own children

STATUS Desire for social standing

VENGEANCE Desire to get even

ROMANCE Desire for sex and beauty

EATING Desire to consume food

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Desire for exercise of muscles

TRANQUILLITY Desire for emotional calm

The book is easy to read, some may consider it too long or too repetitive but, sincerely, I enjoyed it over a couple of days spent at the beach during my holidays in the Philippines, Boracay Island.

I would recommend it to all the people interested in having a better knowledge of human nature. It is a point of view worth reading.

All the best,
Ciao
Francesco
Tojahn
Excellent addition in understanding what is driving a human being. Combine this with "who moved my cheese" for story, Gattorna 2010: "Supply Chains" for Cultural challenges, McChrystal: "Team of Teams" for organizational approach and bind all together with Kotter (2012): Leading Change and Kegan (2009): "Immunity to Change". You'll have quite good generic model to understand and further reflect all human changes!
Bliss
This book does a great job of fleshing out the 16 basic desires, and explaining how each of them manifest themselves in our everyday lives. Reiss also does a nice job of explaining why his Motivation Theory is different than MBTI or other personality typing models, which is crucial to buying in to the premise of what he's presenting.

My only complaint is the bizarre order in which the 16 desires are presented. The most logical choice would have been alphabetical, but instead Reiss starts every chapter talking about power, and each of the chapter title pages curiously have "POWER" in big bold letters at the top. Not a big deal, but it could give readers the mistaken impression that some of the 16 desires (like power) are more important or more worthy than others, just by the order and ferver by which they are presented.

Overall, certainly worth the read.