otherdirection

other-directed

[uhth-er-di-rek-tid, -dahy-]
adjective
guided by a set of values that is derived from current trends or outward influences rather than from within oneself.
Compare inner-directed.


Origin:
1945–50

other-directedness, noun
other-direction, noun
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other-directed
 
adj
Compare inner-directed guided by values derived from external influences

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other-directed oth·er-di·rect·ed (ŭð'ər-dĭ-rěk'tĭd, -dī-)
adj.
Directed or guided chiefly by external standards as opposed to one's own standards or values.

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