by Maslow

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The Theory to Explain Humanity

"This five stage model can be divided into basic (or deficiency) needs (e.g. physiological, safety, love, and esteem) and growth needs (self-actualization).

The deficiency, or basic needs are said to motivate people when they are unmet. Also, the need to fulfill such needs will become stronger the longer the duration they are denied. For example, the longer a person goes without food the more hungry they will become."

Why YOU Should Learn About It

Without these needs, you'd die! Therefore, don't you think you should know these things?
This is revolutionary to all humanity--we know now what the basic structure of every human being is built around. In order to achieve true happiness, we must reach the top.
The Power of Motivation: Crash Course Psychology #17


  • Purpose
  • Self Worth
  • Sense of value
  • Individuality


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

Love & Belonging

  • Friendship
  • Intimacy
  • Love
  • Family
  • Affection


  • Protection from the elements
  • Security
  • Order
  • Law and Stability
  • Freedom


  • Oxygen
  • Food
  • Water
  • Sex
  • Sleep
  • Shelter
  • Warmth