adjective. depicting or corresponding to individuals whose morals, objectives, and actions result mostly from identification with group or collective principles instead of with personally stipulated principles. Commonly referred to as outer-directed.

OTHER-DIRECTED: "Many parents try very hard to teach their children to be leaders instead of other-directed individuals, commonly referred to as followers."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OTHER-DIRECTED," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/other-directed/ (accessed April 15, 2021).