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Needs

There are two main kinds of needs of a human being: physical needs, or the basic needs for subsistence or survival; and psychological needs. The main physical needs for survival are food, shelter, and clothing. There are many psychological and emotional needs, including love, affection, care, leisure, creativity, equality, security, self-esteem, identity, and respect.

Abraham Maslow in his pyramid of needs starts with the basic items of food, water, and shelter, and then the need for safety and security, belonging or love, self-esteem, and finally, personal fulfillment.

While physical needs essentially standardize human status, the psychological needs have direct relevance to self-value and esteem. Every human being desires to be accepted and supported by others. Fulfillment of these needs contributes significantly to safety and security of human ...

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