UNIVERSAL HUMAN NEEDS

CONNECTION
acceptance
affection
appreciation
belonging
closeness
collaboration communication
community
companionship

compassion/self-compassion

consideration
consistency
cooperation

empathy
inclusion
intimacy
love
mutuality
nurturing
respect/self-respect
safety
security
stability
support
to know

to be known
to see

to be seen
to understand

to be understood
trust
warmth

PHYSICAL WELL-BEING
air
food

water

shelter
movement/exercise
rest/sleep
sexual expression
safety
touch

 

HONESTY
authenticity
integrity
presence

PLAY
joy
humor

 

PEACE
beauty
communion
ease
equality
harmony
inspiration
order

MEANING
awareness
celebration of life
challenge
clarity
competence
consciousness
contribution
creativity
discovery
efficacy
effectiveness
growth
hope
learning
mourning
participation
purpose
self-expression
stimulation
to matter
understanding

 

AUTONOMY
choice
freedom
independence
space
spontaneity

 Credit: Non-violent Communication (NVC)