explained by American psychologist Henry Alexander Murray, the ambition to get past hardships or trying tests, instead of settling for being defeated- driven by a want for insight, success, creative achievement, or power.

COUNTERACTION NEED: "The young man's counteraction need was evidence enough for the firm to high him on the spot."
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