6 Universal Human Needs
Human Needs Psychology tells us that there are six universal human needs, and that all human behavior is motivated by the desire to meet one or more of these needs. The first four needs (Certainty, Variety, Significance, and Love/Connection) are the needs of the personality. We all meet these needs in one way or another. In fact, people will even go so far as to violate their values to meet those first four human needs. The last two needs (Growth and Contribution) are called the needs of the spirit. Not everyone gets these last two needs met. However, we need to meet those needs in order to feel truly fulfilled.
The Driving Force of Your Life
We all use different vehicles to meet our human needs, and we can do that in positive, neutral, or negative ways. We all favor, or value, two of the human needs more than the other four. The two that you favor determine the driving force in your life. Once you understand what your driving force is, you can begin to understand how you make critical decisions in your life, including decisions about your career or job.
Without further ado, here are the six human needs, along with examples of how to meet these needs in an empowering or disempowering way through your work.READ MORE