I just had a small opiphany.
First I should explain what I mean by emotional motivation as it may be misunderstood. I'm not that skilled in english and might probably miss out on a more proper term. :P
With emotional motivation I mean the motivation to do something for someone that is unlike your nature as the whole process or idea of the concept you are trying to do isn't really that important to you. But since it is most likely appreciated by the other person, you will go through with it nonetheless.
A random gift, or praise that has nothing to do with anything concrete, but just a nice gesture alltogether.
INTP's usually don't see the importance in such things per se. I know I don't. But ofcourse it still is nice to try and do something nice occasionally. But when the gift or praise you are intending is not easily aquired. And it will take time and motivation on your part to go through with it. You often might find trouble finding the motivation and maintaining your quest. Quite possible eventually coming up with an easier solution. That may be received just as well, but it's not entirely the same.
I just realized that my main motivator for such acts, is to create suspense. I always create suspense. By creating suspense I am somewhat forcing myself to live up to the expectations, and can easily find the motivation to do what I had in mind. This happens most profoundly if I have an idea, want to pull it through but am slowly starting to loose interest in completing the task. The reason I make a thread about it is that I do this so often, it might be very related to my personality type.
By the way, I'd put a lot of work and thought in gifts to people I really care about without hesitation. In this case I am refering to the everyday go abouts, not just the people closest to you, but to anyone in general on no explicit importance.
My question is, do you use the same strategy? And if so, which type are you? And if you are an INTP and do not use this strategy, speak up as well. I'm quite interested.
My hypothesis is that for feelers this comes natural and they don't need any form of motivation. However for thinkers it may not be so natural. Despite their best intentions.