SELF-ENHANCEMENT MOTIVE

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."
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).
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