CONSISTENCY MOTIVE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 the urge to get a response that verifies what someone currently thinks of their self. This adds to keeping up an unwavering, steady self-ideal, whether it is good or bad. CONSISTENCY MOTIVE: "Fishing for compliments is a for of consistency motive." Related Psychology Terms STRUCTURE CONSISTENCY PRINCIPLE SELF-IDEAL Q SORT SUPERMAN FATHER-IDEAL AUTOMATIC OBEDIENCE KLEPTOLAGNIA CONFIRMATION BIAS CONVENTIONALISM FAITH Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONSISTENCY MOTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/consistency-motive/ (accessed January 5, 2021).