Definition of other-directed in English:

other-directed

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adjective

Psychology
  • (Of a person or their behaviour) governed by external circumstances and the behaviour and standards of others: post-war sociologists who saw American society as full of other-directed men
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    • This source of motivation tends to be externally based when the student is primarily other-directed and seeking affirmation of traits, competencies, and values.
    • Both were other-directed in the behavior and inner-directed in their rather fierce determination to see a very particular policy become law.
    • Beethoven managed to put an end to this noble tradition by inaugurating a barbaric U-turn away from an other-directed music to an inward-directed, narcissistic focus on the composer himself and his own tortured soul.

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