Nouns denoting goals

voice of conscience
an inner voice that judges your behavior
 
cathexis
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
necrophilism
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
 
wherefore
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
 
occasion
reason
 
itchy feet
very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
 
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
potomania
an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
 
obsession
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
 
psychic energy
an actuating force or factor
 
score
grounds
 
moral force
an efficient incentive
 
phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
life
a motive for living
 
logorrhea
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
motivator
a positive motivational influence
 
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