The Six HumanNeeds Every day you make certain decisions and take specific actions that come about as a result of how you think, feel and the habits you tend to indulge in. Most of the time you probably don’t give these decisions or actions a second thought. You probably don’t even contemplate why you did what you did. And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with that. We naturally tend to filter out these details in order to focus on the most important things in our lives. However, there are certain advantages to knowing — to understanding what in particular motivated you to take that action or make that decision.This is where the Six HumanNeeds come into the picture. The Six HumanNeeds are not desires or wants. They are psychological “needs” that we constantly work to satisfy on a mostly unconscious level of awareness. These Six HumanNeeds are the factors that influence your deepest motivations and effectively determine how you go about prioritizing your decisions and actions throughout your life. In fact, every single day of your life you are unconsciously striving to meet these “needs” with varied success. When these needs are met at a high level, you experience a great deal of happiness and fulfillment in your life. On the other hand, when these needs are not met at a high level, you will tend to feel unfulfilled and dissatisfied. However, because all this happens on an unconscious level of awareness, you probably don’t even realize why you’re feeling this way. Your life seems okay on the surface, however something is just not right. Nothing you do seems to make you happy, and life in general just seems as though it’s missing important elements that you can’t seem to identify.
Certainty The first of the six human needs we’re going to talk about is certainty. This can include safety, health, security or money. People who like to feel certain generally have a high priority for the those things. Certainty is a need we equate to comfort. Variety Variety is considered almost the opposite of certainty. People who like variety in their life enjoy constant change, entertainment, and the unknown. They don’t like boredom and predictability in their life and are always looking for new ways to stimulate their minds. Significance Significance is feeling important or needed. People who put a high value on significance are people are always striving to gain importance in the eyes of others and to establish their identities. Love & Connection Love & connection is when people are looking for that strong bond with others. You have a need to be loved and to love. They also have a need for belong. Growth Growth is the need to demonstrate learning, discovery, and creativity. People who enjoy growth are never ending students of life and are always looking for personal development ideas and ways to move their life forward. If they aren’t growing mentally and spiritually they tend to get frustrated until they see some progress. Contribution Contribution is the last of the six human needs. People who tend to value contribution are givers and enjoy expanding and sharing with others. They value giving over receiving and usually are leaders of charity organizations. Contributing makes them feel good and they do it because it makes a difference in someone's life not for their personal gain.