Why Type I behavior promotes greater physical and mental well being?


Type I behavior or Intrinsically motivated behavior is about long term Oxytocin driven fulfillment.

People who are intrinsically motivated think beyond short term addictive rewards , beyond the addictive shot of DOPAMINE to think about long term benefits to derive fulfillment.

Hence as opposed to extrinsic motivation , Type I behavior based on intrinsic motivation is about long term and hence relates to greater physical and mental well being as against depression and anxiety so common when motivation is due to extrinsic rewards

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive

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