Book Definition: Biologically instigated motivation.

In Your Own Words

  • Motivation meeting needs for survival and reproduction.
  • A biological, innate need
  • Different than a motive because it is something that is actually needed, not wanted.
  • Instigated by nature, not nurture.
  • Innate motive.


  • Hunger - I am eating due to my necessity for food innate order to survive.
  • Thirst - I am dehydrated and thus I need to drink in order to survive.
  • When you're extremely cold, you're driven to find shelter to keep warm.
  • You are motivated to sleep because you need rest.
  • Driven to find a sexual partner

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