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having a purpose in and justifying itself
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(ˌɔ təˈtɛl ɪk)

(of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening. Compare heterotelic.
au`to•tel′ism, n.
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Adj.1.autotelic - of or relating to or believing in autotelismautotelic - of or relating to or believing in autotelism
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Ateneo Glee Club's rendition of "Teach Me To Be Generous" opened the affair followed by performances from top local bands Sponge Cola, Itchyworms, Autotelic, December Avenue and IV Of Spades.
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Bands such as Where's Ramona?, I Belong to the Zoo, Autotelic, and fellow-Soupstar artists Moonstar88, Better Days and Gracenote also performed during this special night, alongside TheVTO.
Itchyworms rocked out classic tunes 'Ayokong Tumanda,' 'Salapi,' and the blues powerhouse track ''Di Na Muli.' Crowd darlings Autotelic had audience singing to their catchy synth-pop songs replete with sing-along choruses.
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This generates an intense sense of control, which "frees [the individual] from fear of failure and creates a feeling of empowerment for the challenging tasks to be executed." (12) Other characteristics of flow include a distorted awareness of time, an increased sense of unity with oneself and others, and a sense of intrinsic or autotelic (auto= self, telos=goal) motivation.
Table 1 Descriptive Statistics for Major Measures Mean Standard Deviation [alpha] MST 2.45 .93 .98 1ST 2.85 .81 .94 PosST 3.11 1.09 .97 NegST 1.65 .66 .94 IrrST 1.61 .76 .84 FSSAvg 3.48 .91 .98 FSS Challenge 3.34 1.07 .93 FSS Action 3.31 1.16 .93 FSS Goals 3.85 .973 .91 FSS Feedback 3.51 1.06 .92 FSS Concentration 3.62 1.07 .92 FSS Control 3.38 1.23 .93 FSS Loss 3.51 1.00 .87 FSS Time 3.51 .92 .82 FSS Autotelic 3.33 1.17 .91 Note.
Flow experience, culture, and well-being: How do autotelic Japanese college students feel, behave, and think in their daily lives?