Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
What it is...
The Hierarchy of Needs is a theory proposed by Abraham Maslow to better explain what motivates people. His theory is organized into the shape of a pyramid. The more important, basic needs of humans are located at the base, whereas when you ascend higher on levels, they become less important and harder to obtain.
Biological and Physical Needs
The basic needs that are essential to life.
Protection from other people and the elements. When people feel safe, it allows for them to be comfortable in their environment.
Love and Belonging
To be part of a group.
- Romantic relationships
The respect you get from yourself and others.
The need for personal growth and discovery.
- Sense of humor