There are six basic human needs. They are universal and they drive every human behavior. These six needs is what make each of us tick. We all have the same six needs and based on how we value them and in what order determines how we relate with money.
The Six Human Needs
- The need for security & safety
The need for safety, security, comfort, order, consistency and control. We do what we need to claim Certainty by covering the basics, doing the work that is needed, paying our bills, securing the roof above our head, staying safe in our endeavors and relationships. Does money make you feel secure? safe?
We all have a need to satisfy a core sense of stability in the world
2. The need for variety
Do you love surprises / Challenge? We all need variety. This is the need for uncertainty, diversity, challenge, change, surprise, adventure. Is this the highest need that money meets in your life?
3. The need for significance.
The need for meaning, validation, feeling needed, honored, wanted, special, important, unique & worthy. For some people, spending too much money is what makes them feel significant and for others, it’s spending little money.
4. The need for Love & Connection
This is the need to connect & love unconditionally. The need for connection, communication, intimacy and shared love with others. We each have a need to belong. Some people love and connect better when they have money and the opposite is true.
5. The need for growth
This means expansion of capacity & capability. The need for physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth and development. For some, having money gives them the opportunity to grow and expand.
Growth is a never ending journey towards the light
5. The need for contribution
The need to give, care, protect beyond us, to serve others and the good of all. This is the need to give beyond self. The secret of living is giving e.g. Mother Theresa.
Contribution comes from a fundamental yearning to have our lives mean something
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