|Citation: Schop, Cory. "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs- What Are Man's Needs According to Maslow." Safety Needs. 22 July 2009. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. <http://www.selfmademiracle.com/tag/safety-needs/>.|
Maslow's pyramid starts at the bottom with the most basic need, and he believes that most of the steps happen simultaneously:
- Physiological Need: This need is necessary for survival, as humans in order for us to survive we need the basics; food, water, air, sleep.
- Security: This is also another need necessary for survival, humans need the security of shelter, having a job, going to school and feeling safe.
- Love and Belonging (Social): Humans need to feel accepting of others, they need attention from friends and family in order to survive.
- Self-Esteem: Maslow believes that this is what he calls "growth needs" it is not necessary to have in order to survive. Self-esteem is just accepting yourself as a human.
- Self-Actualization: "The need to realize one's full potential as a human being" (Moreno, 347). Being able to find truth, justice and gaining wisdom.