Extrinsic motivation: behavior is coerced by external sources
Intrinsic motivation: behavior is not coerced by external sources
As a young child I struggled with reading. Instead of trying to learn and get help, I would get frustrated and avoid reading as much as possible. Book reports were the worst possible assignment in my eyes. I kept this attitude until I reached high school. It wasn’t until a typical assignment my freshman year in high school of reading a book and presenting the summarized version to the class, that changed my view. It was the first time a book caught my attention to the point where I did not want to stop reading. From the moment I finished that book I found others like it and started to read them for fun. Many years later, I still read books for enjoyment and love learning new things each book has to offer.
Functional Autonomy: outcome of a process that involved the transition from extrinsically motivated behavior to intrinsically motivated behavior.
I loved the post Dyshay. Keep up the good work.ReplyDelete
Dyshay, I understand where you're coming from, I too had this problem growing up. I used to avoid reading books and extra credit assignments involving class presentations.ReplyDelete
It's not till my senior year in high school when I was introduced to a book named
" the namesake" that found an interest in a book. It turns out I had to give a presentation at the end of the semester about it, and I killed it. I spoke about the book for half an hour when the requirement was only 5 minutes.
Overall, my fears have improved since then