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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %KINDS MOTIVATION 950507 There are many kinds of motivations which motivate and guide human behavior: 1. CURIOSITY about places, people, relationships, experiences, ideas, etc. 2. PREOCCUPATION with achievement, attainment, completion, and consummation of some cognitive goal or plan. 3. WORKING-OUT of some emotional drive. 4. Expression of basic human instincts. 5. Drive to re-experience some previous experience. 6. An exclusive fixation/preoccupation/addiction. 7. Fear, apprehension, paranoia, anxiety, etc. To deal wisely with each kind of motivation may require a recognition of which kind of motivation one is dealing with. The effective way to deal with one kind of motivation may be tragically misguided in seeking to deal with another kind of motivation. Some kinds of motivation are prone to be tragically disintegrative in most situations---and may be prone to elicit responses which are tragically misguided and disintegrative. If we are unfamiliar with, do not recognize, and do not know how to respond creatively to disintegrative kinds of motivations---we are prone to react to them in disintegrative ways. If we do not openly and honestly name, describe and talk about our motivations---we are unlikely to be able to deal creatively with them. There are many particular examples of the above descriptions. We will do well and be well when we have given those particular examples careful attention and clearly articulated our experiences related to them. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================