Nouns denoting goals

sense of duty
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
 
possession
a mania restricted to one thing or idea
 
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
 
conscience
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
itchy feet
very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
 
adience
(psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
 
logorrhea
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
motivator
a positive motivational influence
 
trichotillomania
an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
 
ethical motive
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
life
a motive for living
 
mania
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
 
occasion
reason
 
ground
a rational motive for a belief or action
 
abience
(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
 
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