other-directed love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Directed or guided chiefly by external standards as opposed to one's own standards or values.

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Examples

  • For Observer film critic Philip French the two screen idols have, on screen, always represented two entirely different kinds of postwar hero: In the 1950 book The Lonely Crowd, the brilliant sociologist David Riesman set out two types of behaviour – the other-directed individual and the inner-directed individual – and for me there is absolutely this distinction between these two actors.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • Remember, this criterion also applies to your internal voice: is it your psychological complex talking to you, or something independent of your own history that could be “other-directed,” as we say in afterlife research?

    The Sacred Promise

  • Remember, this criterion also applies to your internal voice: is it your psychological complex talking to you, or something independent of your own history that could be “other-directed,” as we say in afterlife research?

    The Sacred Promise

  • Remember, this criterion also applies to your internal voice: is it your psychological complex talking to you, or something independent of your own history that could be “other-directed,” as we say in afterlife research?

    The Sacred Promise

  • Remember, this criterion also applies to your internal voice: is it your psychological complex talking to you, or something independent of your own history that could be “other-directed,” as we say in afterlife research?

    The Sacred Promise

  • Grant is the ultimate other-directed figure, who wants to be loved rather than esteemed, while Firth is inner-directed and looks back to a much older, more grounded tradition.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • Riesman made the suburbs the prime locale of those who sacrificed their “inner-directed” opportunities in order to be “other-directed” by the prevailing manners and mores of their community.

    Suburbs of Our Discontent

  • Riesman made the suburbs the prime locale of those who sacrificed their “inner-directed” opportunities in order to be “other-directed” by the prevailing manners and mores of their community.

    Suburbs of Our Discontent

  • By that, I mean that they are other-directed; they focus on the needs and wants of their customers, workers, and communities.

    Dov Seidman: Why I Don't Want the Recession to End Yet

  • When on those rare occasions we exhibit other-directed behavior ourselves, the reaction can run the gamut from pride and self-respect to "What was I thinking?"

    Oh Shut Up and Listen, for God's Sake! - Bob Sherman - MediaBizBloggers

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