irrational motive

Definitions of irrational motive
  1. noun
    a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
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    irrational impulse
    a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
    cacoethes, mania, passion
    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
    compulsion, obsession
    an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
    compulsion, irresistible impulse
    an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
    agromania
    an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
    alcoholism, dipsomania, potomania
    an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
    egomania
    an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
    kleptomania
    an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
    logomania, logorrhea
    pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
    monomania, possession
    a mania restricted to one thing or idea
    necromania, necrophilia, necrophilism
    an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
    phaneromania
    an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
    pyromania
    an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
    trichotillomania
    an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
    onomatomania
    obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
    type of:
    motivation, motive, need
    the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
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