Personal Needs

S:1480 Personal Need: To Not Be Needy

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) Early in conversations about Needs – what they are, what they cost, how they can be easily resolved – people can become somewhat uncomfortable with the topic. It is because they readily see …
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S:1454 Personal Need: To Be Understood

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) The old line (usually attributed to Alan Greenspan) is, “I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what …
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S:1421 Personal Need: For Love

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) How many songs have been written about this need? Lamentations on unrequited love. Missings. Pain. At core, they speak of a neediness for Love. Not whole – a hole. Needing Love is different …
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S:1406 Personal Need: For Acknowledgement

(An unmet Need causes us to feel empty, incomplete, or less than whole. Fulfilling a Need gives us freedom to be ourselves.) We live in an age of under acknowledgement. To acknowledge someone is to see a positive attribute of them and tell them so. We do this far less than we could. Thus missing …
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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. …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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. …
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