Posted on April 15 2018

In a recent article on MotiveAndGrow.com, Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation: What Drives You?, they discuss the two way people are motivated.

Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic motivation is a form of motivation in which you are driven to take action because there’s some external factor — something you want to obtain. For example, maybe you want a bonus at work, a trophy at school, or a giant house.

Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is a variation that comes from within. Some of the reasons people are intrinsically motivated include their own will, general interest, and determination.

They discuss the fundamental questions "If people were not rewarded (or punished) in some way, would they do many of the things they do?"

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