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Malcolm Hutton

Michael Jordan loves the game for its own sake, but in personal terms he is very influenced by competence motivation i.e. the desire to be as good as he can be, and to master those things he identifies as worthwhile to achieve. This is largely about intrinsic motivation, but he also wants to be better than others and to achieve competitive results, which is extrinsic motivation of a healthy kind. Putting him into a category doesn’t seem very useful unless it helps produce results, and that applies to anyone. Good questions by others in the forum; how do you convert a person from one ind of motivation e.g. extrinsic to intrinsic? The Jordan blend of each looks very balanced.