#1 Posted by Aegon (6630 posts) -
#2 Edited by NickL (2260 posts) -

B motivates me more, but honestly both of those scenarios are low on my motivation list because I try not to worry about what others think.

What motivates me the most is if someone is counting on me.

#3 Edited by Aegon (6630 posts) -

I think I'll also post a thread with a similar question later. It's to cure my curiousity.  
BTW, according to psych research, I guess B would be the answer for most of you. Self-fulfilling prophecy and what-not.

#4 Posted by YI_Orange (1211 posts) -

Winning. I don't care if you believe in me or talk shit the whole time or whatever, if I feel like there's something I can win at, that's my motivation. Basically, I like to try to be the best at everything I do(except school, I'm a fucking terrible student).

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Absolutely no idea.

#6 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5030 posts) -

Neither of those, I don't really care for other's opinions on me.

#7 Posted by Gamer_152 (14282 posts) -

Definitely B. I don't find myself getting anything positive out of people talking shit at me, but when someone tells me they believe in me it really boosts my confidence.

#8 Posted by believer258 (12716 posts) -

@NickL said:

What motivates me the most is if someone is counting on me.

That is probably the one thing that motivates me the most as well.

However, I must say that if someone tells me I can't do something, a combination of rage and determination rises up within me. Unless it's something I know I'll never do or master.

If someone tells me that they believe in my abilities, I just swell with pride. No amount of praise will motivate me, it's only when my abilities are questioned that I motivate myself.

#9 Posted by DoctorWelch (2817 posts) -

It kinda depends on the situation I think.

#10 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4311 posts) -

A because I want to prove people wrong

#11 Posted by pyromagnestir (4382 posts) -

If I think I can do something it doesn't matter what other other people think, positive or negative.

#12 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

Positive reinforcement FTW.

#13 Posted by SSully (4644 posts) -

Positive reinforcement. A could apply, but I can see it being more of a bring down or me just not giving a fuck what that person says.

#14 Posted by Milkman (17849 posts) -

The blood of my enemies. 

#15 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Honest answer?  
Top of the list is Lexapro followed by excessive caffeine intake.  I require both of those just to function as a conscious human being. 

#16 Posted by Sporkbane (185 posts) -

I recall someone did a study in my school on our rowing team, and found that people who were receiving negative feedback (i.e. choice A) did better on their 2,000 meter row than those who were encouraged (i.e. B).

This obviously only applies to certain people in certain situations, but food for thought

#17 Posted by SuperSambo (3019 posts) -

I don't think I have been in the position where someone has doubted my abilities.

Motivation comes from fear for me.

#18 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19816 posts) -

I don't know, and that sucks. I think it would be B, but I never get any positive reinforcement so I don't know for sure.

#19 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

C. Cause I'm an unmotivated piece of shit. There are a very few things left that i care about, 3 as a matter of fact.

#20 Posted by BaneFireLord (3084 posts) -

D. When people give me money.

#21 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1230 posts) -


#22 Posted by Nux (2546 posts) -

A. I love proving people wrong.

#23 Posted by CaLe (4225 posts) -

I've never been motivated by anyone other than myself.

#24 Posted by Scrawnto (2492 posts) -

I voted B, but I don't think I've ever really experienced A. People generally seem pretty confident in my abilities for some reason.