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What Drives You?

Motivation: the reason or reasons one has for behaving a particular way. Energized behavior directed towards or away from something.

Joseph Campbell quote - machinery

“Each of us has individual capacities. The real trick is knowing the machinery of the boat in which you are crossing the channel.”
– Joseph Campbell

What Drives You?

Motivation: the reason or reasons one has for behaving a particular way. Energized behavior directed towards or away from something.

Joseph Campbell quote - machinery

“Each of us has individual capacities. The real trick is knowing the machinery of the boat in which you are crossing the channel.”
– Joseph Campbell
We are driven to action based on our inner values and beliefs. We are typically attracted to situations that are in alignment with our values and we tend to avoid situations that are not in alignment with our values.
Then there are the external motivators that may help us to overcome our grasping and avoiding – such as household rules, school rules, and the law.
Consider your own internal motivations as you read through the descriptions for each of the personality styles.
Movers
Movers prefer a Spontaneous mode of operation and Hands-On gathering of information.
Movers are motivated by action and tangible results. They seek movement, excitement, and freedom. Movers want to be involved, to perform, or be entertained. They enjoy contests, games, and especially winning prizes. They don’t like to sit through lectures or wait in lines. They prefer things to be kept lighthearted and moving along quickly. They don’t like to be told they “have to” do something. To get a Mover to go along with you, appeal to their desire for fun and adventure.
Connectors
Connectors prefer making decisions Subjectively and Theoretical gathering of information.
Connectors are motivated by happiness and harmony. They seek meaningful endeavors and opportunities to help develop potential in themselves and others. Connectors need a sense of “higher” purpose and will put their all-out efforts towards someone or something they believe in. They place high value on forming strong relationships and being there for others. They don’t like being left out or having to leave someone out. They like to feel special and included. They have been known to lose a competition on purpose to make the other person feel special. To get a Connector to go along with you, appeal to their sense of compassion.
Thinkers

Thinkers prefer making decisions Objectively and Theoretical gathering of information. 

Thinkers are motivated by intellectual stimulation. They seek knowledge and skills. They crave opportunities to critique and improve things. Most Thinkers don’t like connecting personally and often find it draining. They value their privacy and wish others would respect that. Thinkers are interested in facts, information, and improvement. If you want a Thinker to go along with you, appeal to their desire to gather information. They will participate if the mission is to find out how something is done or otherwise scout out uncharted territory.
Planners
Planners prefer a Planned mode of operation and Hands-On gathering of information.
Planners are motivated by a sense of accomplishment and honor. They seek opportunities to fulfill responsibilities and see things through to completion. The don’t like leaving things unfinished or undecided. They derive satisfaction from a job well done. They enjoy participation in an event that is well organized and orchestrated. They don’t like chaotic free-for-all environments. They want details such as when, where, how, and step-by step instructions. They like to uphold traditions and quality standards. To get a Planner to go along with you, appeal to their sense of responsibility.
What motivates you?
What inner values and beliefs are driving you?
Assignment:
Considering your journaling on the “How Was Your Day?” worksheet and your Values Inventory, think of what motivates you. Complete the 2nd box on Worksheet 4.