Conducting employee appraisals with the help of the Reiss Motivation Profile®

The most important tool of leadership is probably to choose the communication in a way that employees can be reached well.


The design of employee interviews -with all the possible pitfalls that arise -has a lot to do with the personality of the manager, namely with how he or she approaches people. The Reiss Motivation Profile® clearly shows in which interview situations the manager will take a confident approach, and in which he or she may get lost. Incidentally, a lack of empathy is rated by employees as particularly reducing trust. Managers are therefore expected to be able to conduct conversations both empathically and clearly. Conflict avoidance, a lack of ability to engage with others, or overly impulsive behavior in bottleneck situations can quickly come across as lacking empathy and cost trust points. But excessive controlling behavior or going it alone in decision-making situations also often lead to difficulties in understanding and approaching each other. to do this, we need to keep in mind that leadership is first and foremost a behavioral skill -so it makes sense to reflect on our behavior, especially in sequences in which we are not successful. And leadership is first and foremost the ability to enter into or build sustainable relationships with other people.

Recognizing and understanding your own personality with the Reiss Motivation Profile® online


The Reiss Motivation Profile®sheds light on the 16 life motivesthat determine our lives. They are deeply rooted in each of us and provide information about what drives and motivates us at our core.

  • Who am I?
  • What distinguishes my personality?
  • Why am I the way I am?
  • Why do I react like this in certain situations?
  • Why are some things so important to me and others not?

Find out who you are - with the Reiss Motivation Profile®.

Buy the Reiss Motivation Profile® and answer the 128 questions directly in the online questionnaire. An individual evaluation of your profile helps you discover and reflect on your life motives.

  • The Reiss Motivation Profile® is a scientifically based method.
  • Find out who you are and what drives you.
  • Make better decisions based on your intrinsic motivation.
  • Get to know yourself better and thereby live your individuality.
  • Achieve and increase fit with other people and your environment.

Reiss Motivation Profile®

The Reiss Motivation Profile® - dare to look beneath the surface of human behavior patterns with this personality test.

What is intrinsic motivation?

Intrinsic motivation is the inner motivation of each person that arises from him or herself.

Take Reiss Motivation Profile® test

The Reiss Motivation Profile® is a test instrument for measuring human motivation. Take the personality test now.