Nouns denoting goals

trichotillomania
an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
 
incitation
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
charge
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
 
potomania
an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
 
sense of shame
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
 
incentive
a positive motivational influence
 
psychic energy
an actuating force or factor
 
occasion
reason
 
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
cacoethes
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
 
logomania
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
moral force
an efficient incentive
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
why
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
 
irrational impulse
a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
 
life
a motive for living
 
egomania
an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
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