Fear is bigger motivator than need

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Fear is bigger motivator than need
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India

In my opinion depending on level of satisfaction or deprivation, one mentally attaches a score to needs or fears at different levels. The scores are less for the lower needs in Maslow's hierarchy and go up with higher needs. The scores for fears run counter to this. A loss of self actualisation will have lower negative score than say a loss of physical need. A sum of wn(i) * N(i) - wf(i) * f(i) actually gives the factor which influences a person. In the equation wn(i) stands for weighing factor for need (i) N(i) for Need(i) Wf(i) for weighing factor for fear (i) and f(i) for fear (i) The factors depend on where a person stands on satisfaction level for that particular need.

Fear is not a Motivator
Abhishek Rautela, Other, India
I believe and understand that "fear" is not a motivator but it compels one to do something. It's more of a submissive power than a motivator.

Fear and Desire are Like Different Magnetic Forces
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India
There is a lot of talk about positive and negative and in the process we are unknowingly being driven towards avoiding anything negative. Fear is avoided in my opinion for this reason.
Fear and desire are the same perceptive feelings which motivate but only the direction is different. Pull and push are the brute mechanical force agents which in my opinion are not motivators. Force, the stronger negative source of fear, may be reason why we may not accept fear.
Desire and fear are like sugar and salt. Both add taste to food and thus are motivators. In extreme forms both are bad but in right quantities they are definitely motivators.

anup, Student (MBA), India
Pressure can make someone more productive.


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