I think being driven is seen as a natural state of mind - a personality trait - it is an always on sort of thing for the people that have it. Desperation may result in a similar effect, but it is very focused on a specific purpose, and it also caries with it the implication of a highly emotional state of mind that frequently clouds logical judgment - once the goal the desperation is making one strive for is reached (which is a real rarity since desperation often results in self-defeating behavior and decisions), the drive will disappear.
Is it possible to be driven by desperation and still remain logical and rational? that is something I'm curious about...
(keys2cognition) Fi (47.6), Ne (36.8), Fe (36.8), Si (31.6), Ti (29.7), Ni (27.4), Te (17.2) Se (12.5) - subject to change - last updated 11JAN2012
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Desperate = ''I wouldn't know how to live without it'' - low self esteem (unless there's a real threat)
Driven = ''I want it and I can do it'' - healthy confidence
Obsessed = (Desperate+driven)² - When desperation aligns with drive the combination is unhealthy and unsustainable, but it has some personal growth potential.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '