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Posted: 3/9/2006 4:31:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 4:53:02 PM EDT by drjarhead]
People are primary motivated by their most basal desires IMO, those being the seven deadly sins which are:

Pride
Envy
Gluttony
Lust
Anger
Greed
Sloth

Fear -added by popular demand

Which motivates you?
Whcih do you think is the primary motivator of others of your species?



MO is that envy is the most powerful motivator and the greatest fault of most.
For me it is pride, hands down.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:34:43 PM EDT
That list is slightly inaccurate.

The seven Capital sins are:

Pride
Avarice
Envy
Wrath
­Lust
Gluttony
Sloth

But you should not discount the 4 Cardinal virtues:

Prudence
Justice
Fortitude
T­emperance

Nor the 3 Theological virtues:

Faith
Hope
Charity
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:34:58 PM EDT
How come fear isn't on that list? Fear of failure, or fear of consequences, etc.?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:35:46 PM EDT
You forgot fear. Fear is a huge motivator for most people, wether they realize it or not. For me, pride and "greed." Probably not greed really, but "reward."
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:36:54 PM EDT
Love is the most powerfull motivator.......

Hate is a close second

Then pride be f#cking with you .

Taffy
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:37:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Pride
Envy
Gluttony
Lust
Anger
Greed
Sloth

Which motivates you?



Yep. Not proud of it, but I am not above the selfishness associated with each of these.


Whcih do you think is the primary motivator of others of your species?


Greed
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:37:14 PM EDT
My ex-boss was a firm believer in using fear as a motivator.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:37:27 PM EDT
PIE.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:37:53 PM EDT
Nothing motivates me better than desire.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:38:52 PM EDT
Determination for me.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:39:02 PM EDT
Lust and Greed.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:39:03 PM EDT
fear.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:39:24 PM EDT
Food
Shelter
Clothing
Pie
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:41:34 PM EDT
pride...
lust...
envy...

in that order
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:41:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
My ex-boss was a firm believer in using fear as a motivator.




I had an ex-boss who I kept in control with fear.

In the old Tradition

"Ya cant get me I'm part of the Union"


Taffy
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:43:29 PM EDT
Avoid pain and to gain pleasure
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:43:49 PM EDT
Pride, Greed, Anger... Well, negative ones that I can think of...
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:43:59 PM EDT
What's this pie thang?
Is it an American thing

Are we talking blueberry/blackberry/apple/fish ...what?


Confused Taffy

Meat and two veg?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:44:07 PM EDT
Which of these motivates suicide bombers?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By widmn:
Which of these motivates suicide bombers?



Lust, Greed, Envy, Anger and Pride.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:45:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 4:45:32 PM EDT by chips]
what motivates me? looking at those who weren't motivated and seeing what became of them.


when i look at someone who's 60 years old and barely makes more money than i do, it motivates me to finish school.

when i see someone who's 600+ pounds and rides a rascal around the grocery store, it motivates me to take care of my body.

when i see the friends i had in highschool who got hooked on drugs, it motivates me to stay clean... seriously, seeing someone who was a good friend 4 or 5 years ago that is still flipping burgers because he spends too much time with his crack pipe is excellent motivation.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:45:08 PM EDT
Extreme violence.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:45:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
What's this pie thang?
Is it an American thing

Are we talking blueberry/blackberry/apple/fish ...what?


Confused Taffy

Meat and two veg?




PIE............ummmmm think Human Female anatomy.

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:45:41 PM EDT
forgot to add fear to the list
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:47:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By widmn:
Which of these motivates suicide bombers?



Drug Addiction, fear, and pain.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:52:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
What's this pie thang?
Is it an American thing

Are we talking blueberry/blackberry/apple/fish ...what?


Confused Taffy

Meat and two veg?




PIE............ummmmm think Human Female anatomy.






Ahhhhh


Fema­le Pie




Taffy.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:54:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoseyWales:
forgot to add fear to the list



Fear added by popular demand.

Always someone bucking the system....
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:55:14 PM EDT
I don't think everyone is motivated by one of the seven deadly sins...

Honestly, if I think about it, I don't really know what I could say 'motivates' me. Survival? I work so I can live, but I don't have a family of my own, or kids, so I'm not working for anyone else's survival. I do have some fun and have some hobbies... but as for what motivates me? I couldn't put a finger on it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:55:35 PM EDT
I get out of bed everyday because I love my family and want to be a Marine officer more than anything in life.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:56:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 4:57:54 PM EDT by capnrob97]

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
People are primary motivated by their most basal desires IMO, those being the seven deadly sins which are:

Pride
Envy
Gluttony
Lust
Anger
Greed
Sloth

Fear -added by popular demand

Which motivates you?
Whcih do you think is the primary motivator of others of your species?



MO is that envy is the most powerful motivator and the greatest fault of most.
For me it is pride, hands down.



Power
Money (which reinforces power)
sex

ETA: not my order of motivators, but power and money turn most people to the dark side in an instant.
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