WHAT ARE THE COMPLEMENTARY AND CONFLICTING MOTIVES IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Human beings are more than bundles of instincts,
drives and needs. They are, as Maslow understood, thinking, responsive and
creative beings, which makes their motivation in any situation very difficult
to determine. Even the person being motivated can be uncertain as to their real
wishes or needs in a situation, or they may be influenced by conflicting
motives. If you want to leave your job to study at university, you might be
motivated by the need to improve your job prospects, or the desire for a better
income, or a desire to change careers. Your partner is fully supportive and
proud of your determination. You like the image of yourself as a university student
and expect to have new and interesting experiences as a student. Though you and
your partner will feel the loss of your income, your shared expectation of a
much higher income later makes temporary difficulties seem…

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