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Human Behavior: What makes you tick?

  1. Mar 19, 2003 #1

    This is an attempt in trying to make sense out of human behavior...

    What makes you tick? AND, why?
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  3. Mar 19, 2003 #2


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    entropia...can you give a clearer definition of "tick"? do you mean ticked off or ?
  4. Mar 19, 2003 #3
    The last personality test I took said curiosity was my main drive, which was obvious to me. I don't like to be surprised, and understanding why things happen as they do lends a sense of control. I'm terrible at answering open questions like this. I can't really add anything else until I know more specifically what you're asking.
  5. Mar 19, 2003 #4
    I am run by three urges: sex, food, and the need to achieve.
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    my drive is to understand...
  7. Mar 19, 2003 #6
    Hey, you stole my answer!!:wink:
  8. Mar 19, 2003 #7
    1. Food - I like feeling full and contented.

    2. Sleep - Makes me feel energized and less grumpy.

    3. Adventures - I love the feeling of exploring the unknown.

    4. Sex - Though i haven't done it yet. People say it's great.

    5. Entertainment - Who doesn't like having fun?
  9. Mar 20, 2003 #8
    Love is what makes me tick...

    Know that I am loved and loving

    Sounds kinda crazy but......hey we all gotta belong somewhere!!
  10. Mar 20, 2003 #9

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    I guess Curiosity would be my overarching categorical answer for what makes me tick.

    Believing that after life is identical to pre-life (there is nothing), and therefore realising that all of life is pointless since it will all mean nothing as of the very moment that we die, my only reason to continue living essential comes down to 'But what happens next?'

    I always want to know how/why/when etc. I want to understand everything. I want to experience everything. I am not just alive like so many people are, I am actually living my life.

    How else will I ever get to see everything?
  11. Mar 20, 2003 #10
    You see people? This is why he was nominated for the award of "Member who would go to the ends of the universe to discover truth". :smile:
  12. Mar 20, 2003 #11
    The need to know and acheive.
    The need of success.
    Not feeling i ever wasted available knowledge or time.
  13. Mar 22, 2003 #12
    the desire to avoid pain and the attraction towards pleasure motivates all human activity that is not reflexive. What causes pleausure and pain is not the same within all human beings but for the most part is a result of what Richard Dawkins would classify as "selfish genetic evolution". Has anyone read the book The SELFISH GENE?
  14. Mar 23, 2003 #13
    I think the other thing that drives me is the search for knowledge and the qwest to be a better person and learn how to do things more effectivly.
  15. Mar 23, 2003 #14


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    Greetings !
    Fun !
    Because if you do not enjoy your life and have
    hopes of doing so in the future - why live it ?

    Live long and prosper.
  16. Mar 23, 2003 #15
    Modeling the nature of my answers after Bubonic Plague's format:

    1. Food - some of it tastes great (Thai, Italian and I have a weakness for sweets) and it provides nourishment. Need I say more?

    2. Sleep - Great on a cold evening or after taking medication

    3. Adventures - discovering new places, new ideas, new people...always rewarding.

    4. Sex - Well, because of the whole arranged marriage thing, I'll get back to you later on that...

    5. Entertainment - Entertainment for me ranges from my personal library to my CD collection. I love it.
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    All of the above! At any moment I might be driven by love, or curiosity, or hunger, or something else, or just want to have fun. And they're all me.
  18. Mar 24, 2003 #17
    I don't tick. I'm not a clock.

    (What keeps me going? Potential.)
  19. Mar 24, 2003 #18
    and what... pray tell... is your idea of using social dynamics to achieve your primary goals with a hint of good taste, diplomacy, and grace![?]
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