What is another word for ulterior?

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[ ʌltˈi͡əɹɪə], [ ʌltˈi‍əɹɪə], [ ʌ_l_t_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə]

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There are many motives behind people's actions, good and bad. Sometimes people do things for reasons we might not even realize. These "ulterior" motives are often times motives we can't see, but are still there influencing our behavior. Sometimes these motives are positive, helping us to achieve our goals, but other times they can be more harmful.

Some ulterior motives can be harmful because they can lead to Conflict between people. Ulterior motives can also be harmful if they are based on stereotypes or prejudice. For example, if someone argues that all girls are liars, this person is likely using an ulterior motive to justify their argument.

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