Nouns denoting goals

necrophilism
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
 
life
a motive for living
 
small voice
an inner voice that judges your behavior
 
compulsion
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
 
obsession
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
occasion
reason
 
hedonism
the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
 
phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
motivator
a positive motivational influence
 
morality
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
onomatomania
obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
 
mental energy
an actuating force or factor
 
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
 
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
 
itchy feet
very strong or irresistible impulse to travel
 
sense of right and wrong
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
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