Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs

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Maslow’s mission in life was to understand people better. In his quest, he came up with many different theories to explain how and why humans behave the way they do. Motivation was at the center of most all his theories. “Maslow 's hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.” (McLeod, 2016) I will be exploring my own needs according to Maslow’s Original 5 stage Pyramid.
Physiological Needs The first stage of the pyramid is Physiological needs; these needs include breathing, food, water, shelter, clothing, and sleep. They are the most basic and primitive needs and essential to life. (Burton, 2012) I have more or less achieved
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I try my best to not let these things am I lacking define my life, as it is only one chapter of my life.
Love and Belonging Love and belonging comes next in Maslow’s pyramid, which includes friends, family, intimacy, and a sense of belonging. Even though I am lacking in some safety and security needs, thanks to my positive outlook and endurance, I have many love and belonging needs met. I have a few very close friends I can count on for everything. I believe in quality over quantity when it comes to friends. My family has been my constant motivation and support system. Though most of my family lives across the country, technology has allowed us to stay close. My two children are my reason, my why, they keep me going; those two are the joys of my life. Intimacy is sometimes lacking but is not completely absent; taking care of a house, college class, kids, and our busy social life leaves little time for my fiancé and I to have alone time, it is always appreciated when we do get that time together. Often, I do feel I am missing a sense of connection. My fiancé is more than twenty years older than me, and most of our friends are over thirty while I am only twenty-four. Most of the time, its not an issue, but I do feel they don’t understand me as well as someone closer to my age might. Also, I am in love with learning; I love reading, watching documentaries, researching and understanding new things. I feel I am on a constant quest for
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