Nouns denoting goals

kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
necrophilism
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
occasion
reason
 
onomatomania
obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
cathexis
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
 
why
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
 
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
 
irresistible impulse
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
 
phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
compulsion
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
scruples
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
disincentive
a negative motivational influence
 
small voice
an inner voice that judges your behavior
 
urge
an instinctive motive
 
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
 
logomania
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
Thanatos
(psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
 
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