Fear is bigger motivator than need

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Fear is bigger motivator than need
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Premium Member
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....Sign up

Fear is not a Motivator
Abhishek Rautela, United Kingdom, Member
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....Sign up

Fear and Desire are Like Different Magnetic Forces
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Premium Member
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 avoi...Sign up

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

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