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There are two types of authority for human activity and behavior. When the impetus for human action derives directly from the circumstance of the moment such as changing conditions like a sudden hunger urge or changing weather conditions such as a cancellation of a picnic because of inclement weather, this impetus is termed Intrinsic Authority. The authority here is said to originate from the pre-existent state as the condition of the environment and thus human action is not governed by a preceding objective.

When the impetus is the result of conception alone, such as a whim to buy a new pair of shoes, even though they may be unneeded, and regardless of the conditions of the Intrinsic Authority of present circumstance, the impetus for action is termed Extrinsic Authority. The authority here is said to based upon an objective that is produced from conception, or what is termed Conceptual Authority, as that which is conceptual in origin or existence. Conceptual in origin and existence means that these authorities do not necessarily relate to the conditions of present events or circumstances, nor to any phenomenon, entity or event that naturally would occur without any human interference such as the laws of nature.

These two primary authorities for human action are Intrinsic, in which the individual is induced to action by the circumstances of situation, and Extrinsic where action is induced by objectives that are conceptual in origin. Objectives are future expectations that derive from Intrinsic or Extrinsic Authority. Future expectations require and mandate behavior and conduct in present circumstance, which promotes or at least does not endanger states of future expectation. One may tend to defer to one's boss in order to preserve one's job. Models of expectation, are the way the present or the future is expected to be, which may vary with different individuals, cultures and societies. These models may be anything from the way one does their hair which represents how they should appear to themselves and others, the model and the style of one's automobile, to the type of neighborhood one lives in. Thus it is end-results and products of objectives that are the authority for human behavior when these ends are of greater consequence than free and non-conforming action oblivious or uncaring of future expectations. These models of expectation are Authoritative.