Motivated Role Theory is Coming Soon!!

Motivated Role Theory (MRT) is in the final stages of validity testing.

What is Motivated Role Theory?

Motivated Role Theory (MRT) explains how individual differences (that are manifested outwardly as personality) drive us to act preferentially in particular roles within groups, whether organizations, families, or any other group.

MRT At A Glance

This is only a quick overview of the model. Once validity of the theory has been confirmed, we will be able to give all the details of how you are motivated to play certain roles.


MRT is based in evolutionary psychology where our behavior has been shaped to help us survive and thrive.

Cross Cultural

MRT is related to personality theory that is cross-cultural and is tentatively valid across all cultures.

Roles not Poles

MRT represents roles that we are motivated to play, not poles or goals that we are motivated to attain.


MRT deals with fundamental forces of motivation, not situation or transactional motivation.


MRT helps to model the complexity of motivation through a multi-trait model that represents more than just motivated or not motivated.


MRT considers groups of people as if they were a single entity where individuals play different roles to help the larger good.

The 5 Orientations of Motivated Role Theory

What timeframe is your focus?
What resource do you prefer to manage?
What is your preferred method of creating?
How do you react to information or challenges?
What is your focus during the development of the resources around you?

Interested in Learning More?

We're very excited about the research into Motivated Role Theory. And, we will be excited to offer you and your team the opportunity to take an MRT Inventory. This inventory will help you understand the individual differences in motivation in your team.
In the meantime, please do connect to let us know of your interest in Motivated Role Theory.