Creating fulfilling relationships

A List of Needs

NEEDS – The energy of life. Needs are abstract, universal, intrinsic, qualities of energy and wholeness that, when experienced, enrich life. Needs are not attached to outcomes, to specific people, material objects, actions, behaviours, places, or times. [This is not a complete list.]

Autonomy

  • Freedom of choice
  • with dreams, goals, values
  • Respect
  • Consideration
  • Individuality

Integrity

  • Authenticity
  • Creativity, creating
  • Meaning
  • Self worth
  • Purpose

Connection

  • Acceptance
  • Appreciation
  • Belonging
  • Clarity
  • Closeness
  • Competence
  • Consideration
  • Contribution to enriching life
  • The well being of others
  • Emotional safety
  • Bonding
  • Empathy
  • Honesty
  • Inclusion
  • Love
  • Nurturing
  • Respect/Self-Respect
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Stability
  • Shared Reality Shared Values, Culture
  • To know and be known
  • To see and be seen
  • To understand and be understood
  • Trust
  • Warmth

Meaning/Spirituality

  • Awareness
  • Beauty
  • Challenge
  • Commitment
  • Connection to something greater than self
  • Consciousness
  • Contribution
  • Discovery
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
  • Growth
  • Inspiration
  • Learning
  • Play/fun
  • To Matter

Physical Nurturance

  • Air
  • Food
  • Movement/ exercise
  • Protection
  • Rest
  • Self-Care
  • Shelter
  • Touch
  • Water

Peace

  • Beauty
  • Communion
  • Ease
  • Equality
  • Harmony
  • Order
  • Serenity

Interdependence

  • Community
  • Friendship
  • Support
  • Co-creation, Collaboration
  • Cooperation
  • Mutuality
  • Sharing

Celebration

  • To celebrate the creation of life

and dreams     fulfilled

  • Mourning losses: love ones, dreams

Other Needs