Nouns denoting goals

egomania
an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
dynamic
an efficient incentive
 
necromania
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
 
wee small voice
an inner voice that judges your behavior
 
phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
mania
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
 
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
scruples
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
adience
(psychology) an urge to accept or approach a situation or an object
 
irrational impulse
a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
 
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
trichotillomania
an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
monomania
a mania restricted to one thing or idea
 
logomania
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
inducement
a positive motivational influence
 
ground
a rational motive for a belief or action
 
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