Nouns denoting goals

pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
motivator
a positive motivational influence
 
sense of right and wrong
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
mania
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
 
possession
a mania restricted to one thing or idea
 
ground
a rational motive for a belief or action
 
disincentive
a negative motivational influence
 
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
 
logorrhea
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
obsession
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
 
onomatomania
obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
ethics
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
incitement
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 
necrophilism
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
 
phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
wanderlust
very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
 
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