APPRAISAL MOTIVE

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the desire to gain accurate, objective information about the self leads people to seek highly diagnostic feedback (see diagnosticity). It may lead people to reject flattery. Compare with consistency motive.

APPRAISAL MOTIVE: "An appraisal motive is a situation or state whereby a person seeks to find accurate information about him- or herself, by seeking feedback from another person."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "APPRAISAL MOTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/appraisal-motive/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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