Nouns denoting goals

Thanatos
(psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
 
egomania
an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
irrational impulse
a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
 
incentive
a positive motivational influence
 
why
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
 
compulsion
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
abience
(psychology) an urge to withdraw or avoid a situation or an object
 
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
trichotillomania
an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
 
sense of duty
a motivating awareness of ethical responsibility
 
itchy feet
very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
impulse
an instinctive motive
 
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