[uhth -er-di-rek-tid, -dahy-]
- guided by a set of values that is derived from current trends or outward influences rather than from within oneself.
Origin of other-directed
First recorded in 1945–50
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- guided by values derived from external influencesCompare inner-directed
- Directed or guided chiefly by external standards as opposed to one's own standards or values.