S:1384 Personal Need: For Protection

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) The Need For Protection is somewhat as described in Maslow’s Hierarchy but is subtly different and in many ways more pervasive. His refers to basic physiological needs such as for shelter and safety. […]

S:1320 Personal Need: To Not Be Criticized

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) Most Needs reflect a feeling that something is missing, a hole in us, therefore we need the outside to supply it. Once supplied, we feel whole and okay – for a while. Then […]

S:1306 Personal Need: For Clarity

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) Clarity is a wonderful thing. It can provide confidence, energy, action, and results. With clarity all seems possible. A lack of clarity has two main issues. First, an absence of clarity can simply […]

S:1289 Personal Need: To Be Respected

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) There is nothing wrong – and much right – with being respected. To have earned the respect of your family, friends, and peers is a delightful part of life. Respect lubricates connections. It’s […]

S:1279 Personal Need: To Be In Control

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) We want our leaders to lead – in the classroom, the outdoor adventure group, the company, the government unit, wherever. Some people are called to lead and are therefore in control in a […]

S:1235 Personal Need: To Be Somebody

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) A ‘Somebody’ is rare and stands out. They have impact. They tend to be looked up to, respected, even envied. People want to be them. To need to be a Somebody is different. […]

S:1235a Personal Need: Explained

Tomorrow as usual I’ll be posting an S3MC. One of the early S3MC categories was on Personal Needs. I have become reawakened to the impact and costs of unmet Needs. Since I haven’t written and posted an S3MC in that category in years I thought it useful to post this brief explanation of what Personal […]

S:0361 Personal Needs: The Need for Publicity

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   This is a strange Need. It causes some really useful outcomes and others that are physically and emotionally costly. Think of a time when you’ve seen an actor or a politician call […]

S:0302 Personal Needs: The Need To Be Self-Regulating

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   This is a common need. To be self-regulating means to be in control of your own destiny. It means you get to determine how your day will unfold. No one else decides […]

S:0294 Personal Needs: The Need To Be Heard

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.)   Your first reaction might be to say that everyone has a need to be heard; we all like it when someone listens to us. However, today very few people have a place […]