List of human needs

Our minds are needs meeting machines. If we ignore our needs, our minds become frustrated and we can become depressed. Meeting our needs starts with understanding them.

Connection
Acceptance
Affection
Appreciation
Belonging
Cooperation
Communication
Closeness
Community
Companionship
Compassion
Consideration
Consistency
Empathy
Inclusion
Intimacy
Love
Mutuality
Nurturing
Self-respect
Safety
Security
Stability
Support
To know and be known
To see and be seen
To understand and be understood
Trust
Warmth

Physical well-being
Air
Food
Movement/exercise
Rest/sleep
Sexual expression
Safety
Shelter
Touch
Water

Honesty
Authenticity
Integrity
Presence

Play
Joy
Humor

Peace
Beauty
Communion
Ease
Equality
Harmony
Inspiration
Order

 

Meaning
Awareness
Celebration of life
Challenge
Clarity
Competence
Consciousness
Contribution
Creativity
Discovery
Efficacy
Effectiveness
Growth
Hope
Learning
Mourning
Participation
Purpose
Self-expression
Stimulation
To matter
Understanding

Autonomy
Choice
Freedom
Independence
Space
Spontaneity

 

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