other-directed

adjective
oth·​er-di·​rect·​ed | \ ˌə-t͟hər-də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce other-directed (audio) , -dī- \

Definition of other-directed

: directed in thought and action primarily by external norms rather than by one's own scale of values

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other-directedness noun

First Known Use of other-directed

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Other-directed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/other-directed. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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other-directed

adjective
oth·​er-di·​rect·​ed | \ ˌət͟h-ər-də-ˈrek-təd, -dī- How to pronounce other-directed (audio) \

Medical Definition of other-directed

: directed in thought and action primarily by external norms rather than by one's own scale of values — compare inner-directed

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other-directedness noun

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