Hierarchy of Needs Theory

Theory by Maslow

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Level of Importance

The level of importance starts with most important at the bottom, becoming less important moving up.

Physiological (Basic Needs)

  • Air
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Sex(reproduction)
  • Sleep
  • Shelter
  • Warmth

Safety

  • Protection from elements
  • Security
  • Order
  • Law and Stability
  • Freedom for fears

Love/Belonging

  • Friendship
  • Intimacy
  • Love
  • Family
  • Affection

Esteem

  • Achievement
  • Mastery
  • Independence
  • Status
  • Dominance
  • Prestige
  • Self-respect
  • Respect from others

Self Actualization

  • Purpose
  • Self Worth