Motivation initiates habitual, repeated, and new behaviors. Most motivation is, at its core, self-serving. While this sounds bad, it really is not, because often the resulting behavior serves others. For example:
Motivation will provide a person with any of the following:
Difficult personalities are motivated by desires that disregard other people or the environment. These people place their own needs above those around them. More often than not, though, they believe they are doing the right thing for all concerned because in their own mind, they know what is right.
By default, we all believe that we are right in our thoughts, words, or actions; but we can be deceived by any of the following:
These deceptions motivate us to act out in many ways to varying degrees. The following are example of how a person might behave given a certain motivation:
While we expect these behaviors in all people at times, the extreme personality will demonstrate these behaviors more predominately, to the degree that it adversely affects them or the people around them.