|February 5, 2004|
Which is a better motivator guilt,praise or pride?
I wish it were praise, but too often it is a combination of pride and guilt.
Do you mean the "best" motivator? After all, three quantities
are being compared. If you mean by "pride" what I mean by "self-
respect", I choose "pride"--but this only works for self-starters.
It depends on the context. In the long run, for mature persons, pride in doing something successfully is probably the most effective. Children, however, respond better to judicious praise.
For me, pride is the best motivator.
They all work for me! It depends on the circumstance.
That is easy...in fact, all I want my boss to say to me is nice job jack...that --- s all I want to hear. If I ever get a real job, hopefully, they damn sure are going to realize how hard I worked...
I'd say guilt, although I find pride to be a good motivator as well.
I would say for me guilt with a tinge of pride motives. Praise not at all, but pleasing others - Yes.
Depends on the person being motivated and the source of the motivator, I guess.
Oh, for me, definately pride.