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"Bad" motivation? Evil/naughty/stupid are all in the eye of the beholder. But there is such a thing as "insufficient" motivation. What is sufficient to motivate one person might be insufficient to motivate another. I remember Benny Lewis ranting about how people trying to learn a language for work were doomed to fail because they lack "passion". I strongly disagree with this. For example, when I started learning Japanese I remember a group of international law students taking their masters in a Japanese university all blowing us away with their incredibly rapid progress, all in the name of work.
I see a slight personality change with German, too. I'm a really shy and awkward person, but speaking in German makes me a bit more confident and assertive. Perhaps it is because of how powerful the language is? That is one of the reasons I love German so much; you really have to own what you're saying!
I felt awkward just reading that. 'I love you' in English just kinda seems watered down now and it makes feel like there's no good enough phrase in English for when you truly have such strong feelings for someone.