- Sep 5, 2009
Human Emotional NeedsHere are some of the basic human emotional needs expressed as feelings. While all humans share these needs, each differs in the strength of the need, just as some of us need more water, more food or more sleep.
One person may need more freedom and independence, another may need more security and social connections. When a person's natural emotional needs are met, healthy behavior naturally follows. (See note below about children, adolescents and schools.)
In various degrees, each according to his or her own unique nature, we each have a natural emotional need to feel:
clear (not confused)
productive / useful
safe / secure
What emotional need or needs are the most important to you? And how are you affected when they are not fulfilled?