PURPOSE By N., Sam M.S. - 56 The reason something exists or some act is undertaken. 2. A person's actions or intent. 3. persistence in reaching a goal. PURPOSE: "All his actions were purposeful." Related Psychology Terms Developing a Case Study FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Hitler and Conformity SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality) LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) ANTISOCIAL REACTION ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PURPOSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/purpose/ (accessed May 28, 2022).