extrinsic motivation

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Drive to action that (as opposed to intrinsic motivation) springs from outside influences instead of from one's own feelings.

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The children had an unjust teacher with many extrinsic motivations, such as good grades and gold stars for good behavior, and detention for being noisy, on the other hand.
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My friend had been dealing with a lot of extrinsic motivation because he had been dying to win the lottery and become rich.
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There may be some extrinsic motivation outside of only money that will lead people to more success in their business.
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