affiliative drive

affiliative drive

[uh-fil-ee-uh-tiv, -ey-tiv]
noun
the urge to form friendships and attachments, typically prompting a person to attend social gatherings and join organizations as a way of preventing loneliness and gaining emotional security.

Origin:
affiliate + -ive

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