16 Basic Desires of Human Nature
The 16 basic desires make us individuals. Although everybody embraces all 16 desires, people prioritize them differently. How you prioritize them reveals your deepest desires and intrinsic motives.

Acceptance, the desire to avoid failure and criticism.
Curiosity, the desire for understanding.
Eating, the desire for food.
Expedience, the desire to act out of self-interest.
Family, the desire to raise children and to spend time with siblings.
Idealism, the desire for social justice.
Interdependence, the desire to trust others to meet one's needs.
Order, the desire to be organized and clean.
Physical Activity, the desire for muscle exercise.
Power, the desire for influence or leadership.
Romance*, the desire for beauty and sex.
Saving*, the desire to collect.
Social Contact, the desire for peer companionship.
Status, the desire for respect based on social standing.
Tranquility, the desire to be free of anxiety and pain.
Vengeance, the desire to confront those who offend.

* This basic desire is not assessed in the Reiss Motivation Profile® for Sports.