SELF-ENHANCEMENT MOTIVE By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a desire to think well of ourselves and to be well thought by others. just like to wish to be appraised by others. It also involves the self-appraisal by thinking positive about oneself. SELF-ENHANCEMENT MOTIVE: "The self-enhancement motive makes people prefer positive and favourable feedback." Related Psychology Terms REALISTIC THINKING SYMBOLIC PROCESS ATTENUATED PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS DISTURBANCE OF ASSOCIATION NEED FOR COGNITION AUTOSCOPOPHILIA PRECONSCIOUS THINKING EVALUATIVE REASONING PERFORMANCE REVIEW PREDICATE THINKING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-ENHANCEMENT MOTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-enhancement-motive/ (accessed April 19, 2021).