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    INTJ - The Scientists

    What drives you?

    In the seemingly endless cycle of getting up in the morning and going to sleep at night, what do you find in the time in between that gives your life meaning? Good times with friends or family, an intellectual pursuit or goal, the desire to leave your mark on the world, or maybe simply the hope to find that answer?

    Does a life without purpose fill your mind with thoughts of fancy or shatter your world into a meaningless existence?
    Just a curious question I suppose!
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    ENFJ - The Givers

    My life is filled with family and good times.

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    ENTJ - The Executives

    The desire to help people.
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    Unknown Personality

    Love, that's the only thing that matters to me in the end.
    In my younger days, before when I was convinced that romantic love did not exist, I wanted to leave a mark in this world. I thought "Just living normally like millions of other people and dying without doing crap? Hells no!" But now....
    Social service? It's good, I would like to help people but I'm not arrogant, motivated nor nice enough to want to save the world. Success and money? They used to drive me, but after an extensive existentialist crisis I've had in my period of extreme depression, those lost all meaning. Search for truth? Knowing isn't everything, and I've come to learn that, sometimes, it's okay to be ignorant. Myself? To be honest, I don't like myself enough to be able to live a life for myself.
    Everything in the world became so...bland, meaningless, futile, and I got tired of working my ass off for things I don't even want. I felt repulsed by the notion of doing things the certain way because of other people's expectation of me: being able to pull off good grades doesn't mean I want to go become a lawyer. I have no ambition what so ever, as long as I can live moderately comfortably, I really don't care if I'm bagging groceries for the rest of my life.

    tl;dr: Only thing that I know is I want to make people I love happy, and that is about the only thing that can get me off my cynical and nihilistic ass to do something.

    Edit: Man, I would've laughed so hard at someone like my current self only 3 years ago...only wish to love and be loved? oh gawd, what have I become? lol.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Some form of self acheivement. I really don't have any of the drivers I used to hold onto for motivation - a bit sad really. This is me in my non-driven condition.
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    When I was younger, I didn't have a thing to keep me going. I fell into existential depression, and stayed in that state for a little over a year.

    Nowaday, I strive to be remembered... through any means possible.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    The hope of companionship.
    I want someone to share my life with and all that that entails.
    My life is literally on hold until that time.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    To learn and to understand. I would very much enjoy being understood and respected by my peers, as well as enjoy a faithful love life and happy years, but this is not as important as my end goal. I do not care to be remembered by millions, thousands, or even just a few. My concern is to understand what I want to understand, do as I truly want to do, and be happy with that.

    There are times when this can get me down, with the usual 'I don't want to die and leave nothing', but I usually think of the ripple effect; what ever I do, no matter if it's for me or anyone else, will influence some other person, and they in turn will influence someone else, and so on. That's a remarkable, but subtle effect. It doesn't have to be about being prominent or respected - it's about living.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    To love and be loved. Not necessarily romantically, but generally, as much as possible, especially to love and be loved by God. This should be reflected microcosmically in my relationships with others, especially in my relationship with my future husband. I desire to love all people, even my enemies, as perfectly as possible. I'm not doing very well at it, but at least there is constant progress and potential for growth.
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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I often try to drive myself because someone driving me would be a Driving Miss Daisy *crickets* Okay nevermind. What drives me is to understand and learn about others. I people watch from time to time and often I notice the little things people do. From the body languages to their apperance it's interesting. To be able to understand more of how people actually tick then being able to use that to help them...that drives me.
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