Welcome to the website of IDS Publishing Corporation, the publisher of the Reiss Motivation Profile® (or Reiss Profile® for short). This is the leading tool for learning what motivates any individual 12 years or older – that is, what makes a person tick. The different versions of the Reiss Motivation Profile® reveal how a person’s deeply held motives and values play out in business, school, sports, wellness, relationships, careers, and personality types and traits.

Professor Steven Reiss reviews the new scientific methodology he used to discover what makes people tick. Click here to view.

Professor Steven Reiss explains in detail each of the 16 basic desires of human nature. Click here to view.

Professor Reiss discusses what motivates spirituality and why some people find meaning in religion. Click here to view.

IDS is building a global network of partners for training masters to administer the Reiss Motivation Profile®. Currently, our global partners are located in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to becoming a global publisher of the Reiss Motivation Profile®, IDS published innovative and award-winning assessments for mental health and intellectual disabilities markets. IDS continues to sell a small number of high quality products for these markets.

IDS is a founding member of the Association of Test Publishers.

Reiss Motivation Profile®

Intellectual Disabilities/Autism

Mental Health

Nearly all psychologically significant motives can be reduced to combinations of 16 human needs. Everybody embraces all 16 needs, but individuals prioritize and combine them differently. Your Reiss Profile® reveals who you are, what motivates you, your deepest values, and how you are likely to react to numerous situations and various people.
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