Understanding Human Needs and Self-Mastery
Originally posted on Hanes Psychology:
We have a lot of needs. It’s often hard to understand how they relate and where they fall in terms of priority. Understanding our needs we can answer questions like:
- How does a drug addict rationalize their need for a drug at the expense of their family and physical health?
- How can a gamer play video games for so long while neglecting to eat, drink and sleep to the point of death?
- Why do we procrastinate when we should be doing something else? Why do we form the habits we do?
I think these can partially be answered by understanding how our needs motivate us, and how they relate in a hierarchy. When we don’t meet our needs or confuse the relative importance of these needs in relation to another, e.g. the need for belonging or competence gained…
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