I recently came across this psychology theory that made me think about my needs in a more organized manner.
The theory comes from Abraham Maslow – an American psychologist who is also considered to be one of the founders of humanistic psychology.
The theory Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, suggests that people have several needs that they can pursue. These needs are structured in a pyramid starting from the most basic needs at the bottom and then gradually funnelling upwards to a more social, emotional, and self-actualizing need. I have provided a sketch of my interpretation of his work below.
When I came across this theory, I thought it was an interesting way to structure how I perceive my needs. Reflecting back, it seems like I have experienced different needs placing myself in various stages based on my different realities. Sometimes I even found myself in different stages at the same time. But I think this is a great way to understand where I am currently and what I value the most, especially with this lockdown. This is a great way to also interpret my goals synchronously to get where I want to be.
My question for you today – Where do you, currently, see yourself in this pyramid? (Comment below and let us know!)
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