Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Source: Thought Co Published: February 2019

Source: Thought Co
Published: February 2019

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Circulated: August 7, 2019

Abraham Maslow was a physiologist who studied positive human qualities and the lives of exemplary people. In 1954, he created the Hierarchy of Human Needs. In this theory, higher needs in the hierarchy begin to emerge when people feel they have sufficiently satisfied the previous need.

Self-actualization: fulfillment*, talent, purpose

Esteem: prestige, respect by others, achievement

Love/belonging: friendship, family, sexual intimacy

Safety: security of the body, of property, of employment

Physiology: food, water, sleep, reproduction

* Amazonians, not THAT kind of fulfillment!