The Importance Of Interpersonal Relationship

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According to the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, after physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, the third level of human needs is interpersonal and involves feelings of belongingness. Humans need to feel love and acceptance from social groups such as families and peer groups. In fact, the need to belong is so innately ingrained that it may be strong enough to overcome physiological and safety needs. (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, 2017)
What this implies that it’s a given human nature to want to feel a sense of belonging to a group. This group is expected to support and connectedness with an individual. This provides the opportunity for interpersonal relationship amongst any group of persons.
An interpersonal relationship is a strong,
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