SELF-ENHANCEMENT MOTIVE By N., Sam M.S. - 93 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 Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CREATIVITY TESTS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) ANTISOCIAL REACTION LOVE ORGANISMIC THEORY ESTHETICS JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SELF-ENHANCEMENT MOTIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-enhancement-motive/ (accessed December 3, 2022).