Nouns denoting goals

phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
 
account
grounds
 
moral force
an efficient incentive
 
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
 
urge
an instinctive motive
 
libidinal energy
(psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
 
Christ Within
a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul
 
life
a motive for living
 
signal
any incitement to action
 
irrational impulse
a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
 
disincentive
a negative motivational influence
 
obsession
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
 
moral sense
motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
 
incitation
something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
 
acathexis
(psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
 
cacoethes
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
 
morality
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
 
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
 
occasion
reason
 
alcoholism
an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
 
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