OTHER-DIRECTED

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 October 13, 2019).
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