Abraham Maslow grouped human needs into five categories and arranged these categories into a sequence. His theory is that an individual must have a minimum satisfaction of needs lower on the hierarchy before higher-level needs are interesting to him. The hierarchy of needs is usually rendered pictorally in a pyramid, like this:
Eamples of needs in each category are:
|Social||sense of belonging
|Self-Actualization||sense of mission
Needs on each level must be met before needs on a higher level are motivational. This makes sense: a person will leave shelter to get food, and a person who has unmet social needs usually does not care about self-actualization.
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