Neurosis has a style that is reactivity. Drive is a component of reactivity. The purpose of drive is to maintain exertion in a certain direction, until the exertion reaches its end in the achievement of the stated purpose. A person’s drive allows for self-actualization, and all other drives aim at this point in some degree or other, maintaining exertion in that direction. A component of drive could be said to be training of the self to achieve something that one defines as having singular purpose and meaning in the strictest sense of one’s own interpretation.
Major differences in drive theories maintain a degree of similarity in regard to the singularity of purpose and its idea. The way one wishes, the way one desires, has little to do with how one achieves, except for this purposive actuality. There is the seeming reactivity of drive, and the actuality of drive, as components. Seeming reactivity becomes known actual drive as the inferential logic turns its ideas over one by one, revealing something different on the other side of each completion.