Can deficiency needs be answered?
July 30, 2011 2:27 AM Subscribe
Thinking in context of "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" (the pyramid) - can voids be filled? If so how did you succeed in it?
posted by MTuser to human relations (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The other day I was looking at a very well done, fully completed to do-list of mine. It looked great! All the items were neatly crossed and one would expect, all this, to bring a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment (wouldn't he?). But there was none. Instead there was a feeling of emptiness and anxiousness.
What was different in that day, is that one thought lead to another and eventually I've found myself recalling Maslow's hierarchy of needs
from his "theory of human motivation". Somewhere in the context there is a sentence saying "...if these deficiency needs are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense."
Now let's assume that there's an unmet need in the safety level (bullying, lack of support at home, moving to a different country, etc..). My question is can this be fixed/filled to reflect today's reality?
Pardon my English.