[uhth -er-di-rek-tid, -dahy-] /ˈʌð ər dɪˈrɛk tɪd, -daɪ-/

guided by a set of values that is derived from current trends or outward influences rather than from within oneself.
guided by values derived from external influences Compare inner-directed

other-directed oth·er-di·rect·ed (ŭð’ər-dĭ-rěk’tĭd, -dī-)
Directed or guided chiefly by external standards as opposed to one’s own standards or values.


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