the motivation to change one's situation or circumstances
Original Dramatica Definition
The Desire element is the essence of motivation. A character representing Desire is mindful of a future in which situation or circumstances are improved. This does not mean that it is unhappy with what it has but rather that it can imagine something better. On the plus side, Desire primes the character to seek to better its environment or itself. On the minus side, Desire is not always coupled with an ability to achieve that which is Desired. In this case, Desire may no longer be felt as a positive motivator but as a negative lack and may become a measurement of one's limitations and constraints.
syn. drive, motivational goal, unfulfillment, source of discontent, essence of motivation