The Basic Human Needs and Intention List.

Uncategorized May 09, 2019

The basic human needs and intention list below can help you find common ground with almost anyone. 

We all have Needs and they are expressed and realized through our Intentions. When you want to find common ground, understand that the other person has basic needs that he or she wants fulfilled. Use the following list to help you explore with them what they are and what he or she wants. What their intention is. When you do this you will have a better understanding of them and it will be easier to find common ground and negotiate compromise.  

Basic needs of Humans: 

We want CONNECTION: 
acceptance
affection
appreciation
belonging
cooperation
communication
closeness
community
companionship
compassion
consideration
consistency
empathy
inclusion
intimacy
love
mutuality
nurturing
respect/self-respect
safety
security
stability
support
to know and be known
to see and be seen
to understand and
be understood
trust
warmth

We want PHYSICAL WELL-BEING
air
food
movement/exercise
rest/sleep
sexual expression
safety
shelter
touch
water

We want HONESTY
authenticity
integrity
presence

We want PLAY
joy
humor

We want PEACE
beauty
communion
ease
equality
harmony
inspiration
order

We want AUTONOMY
choice
freedom
independence
space
spontaneity

We want 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

Needs Lists are (c) 2005 by Center for Nonviolent Communication
Website: www.cnvc.org Email: [email protected]

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