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10 Types of Motivation: What They Are & How to Use Them

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There are as many as 10 different types of motivation. Each one of these motivational types identifies a unique driving factor that can either increase or decrease a person’s motivation, resulting in levels of achievement, happiness, or success. Specific types of motivation typically motivate a specific type of person.

It’s up to you to identify the unique motivational type that’ll motivate you to live the life you want. However, when taken together, different types of motivation can be used as a unifying strategy to motivate yourself as well as the others around you. Therefore, the best motivational strategy is to identify the ones that resonate with you and blend them together.

To help, below are the top 10 types of motivation and how they work:

1. Intrinsic Motivation & Extrinsic Motivation

Broadly speaking, there are two general types of motivation: intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation states that people are motivated by internal rewards like fulfillment and contentment. Conversely, extrinsic motivation states that people are motivated by external rewards like a bonus or raise as well as negative external factors like getting fired.

However, while the opposite of each other, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation can be used together. For example…..

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Author: Evan Tarver

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